The Great Stage / curated by Katrina Daschner / Blackbridge Offspace

Transferring performance and theatre languages as well as the design of backdrops and set situations into the cinematic and visual art space are central themes of this presentation.

An exhibition space also works as a stage on which gender-constellations are shown exemplary; a playing field on which power-relations and patterns of desire can be negotiated and re-constructed.

吴漫 Jenny Man Wu will be showing her new film “Crime scene”. In this work she transfers text into the cinematic space via sound files. The text could have been taken from a script or from recorded live scenes. One can hear conversations; yet the place or the image of the protagonists remains open. Thus the scenery is generated in the viewers imagination, turning it into a transient place, an ever-changing space being constantly created in the mind of the viewer.

Dorit Margreiter deals with architectures (of exhibitions). Meticulous cinematic samples are generated, which allow architecture or self-made settings to be transformed into moving poems. Every now and then performers move in selective and minimal ways through these settings wherein they serve more as the backdrop than the emotionally charged space itself.

I will show my new film “Parole Rosette”, in which a group of 12 queer performers are having an affair with the stage of the Teatro Reggio in Turin. The leading role in this film is the theater itself. The second film I will show is “FLAMING FLAMINGOS”. Objects of the stage are filmed like performers; the objects turn into bodies. The linkage between these three artists is a moment of omitting, something of a blank space. They all deal with the translation of one genre into another, as well as with the analysis of different grammars as language of film, (sexualized) choreographies, or architecture.


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