Vika Kirchenbauer – YOU ARE BORING!
3D-Film, 15′, 2015.
Vernissage Mi 20.4.
geöffnet: DO-SA 16h-19h, SO 14h-17h
Im Rahmen von Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Köln
YOU ARE BORING! discusses the troublesome nature of “looking” and “being looked at” in larger contexts including labour within the new economy, performer/spectator relations, participatory culture, contemporary art display and queer representational politics.
YOU ARE BORING! formulates a 3D video installation focusing on five performers’ bodies as sites-of-speech free from any physical context. Through strategies that overload the capacities of affective multitasking and the self-consuming illusion of total subjectivity, the spectator is personally addressed and promised exactly what he or she needs.
Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist and writer currently working and residing in Berlin. In her work she explores opacity in relation to representation of the ʻotheredʼ through ostensibly contradictory methods like exaggerated explicitness, oversharing and perversions of participatory culture.
She examines the troublesome nature of “looking” and “being looked at” in larger contexts including labour within post-fordism and the experience economy, modern drone warfare and its insistence on unilateral staring, the power relationships of psychiatry, performer/spectator relations, participatory culture, contemporary art display and queer representational politics as well as the everyday life experience of ambiguously gendered individuals.
Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts in about forty countries and has won prizes at festivals in the United States, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Bosnia and Italy.
Für das IFFF hat Kirchbauer die Sektion „begehrt! filmlust queer“ kuratiert. Die ausgewählten Kurzfilme laufen am DO 21.4. in der Filmpalette und FR 22.4. im Filmforum des Museum Ludwigs.