The World Will Devour You, So You Better Taste Good
Video program, together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
Inspired by the split screen video as a format that doubles the sphere of power to create a world of fantasies and ghosts, this program presents a selection of works that consider the encounter of two or more elements that fight and seduce each other, playing out the politics of power. In Shelly Silver's video 1, 2001, about longing threat, power and seduction, a group of cops laugh and talk, while scanning the street for suspicious activity while an extreme close-up of a sensuously exposed neck; a soft pink fleshy ear turns to reveal an inquisitive hostile eye. The camera therefore functions as an aggressor, the mediator and a confessor, employing sound, image and text as accomplices in doing so.
The programme features work by Florian Zeyfang, Maria Tereza Alves, Martin Ebner, Maite Abella, Judith Hopf, Deborah Schamoni, JB Rathke and Shelly Silver.