RESANITA

Wilde Frau

06.04.-17.04.2016 10:00-17:00


Opening: 05.04.2016, 19:00
Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow

Cost: Free admission!

Venue: Space05

 

Series: Open House


 

The “Wild Man” is an archetypal figure known from early times and found consistently in almost all cultures. A mythical creature, it manifests the archaic power of nature, our profound connection with it, and how culturalised man has overcome it. With the aid of free, fictitious “reconstructions”, RESANITA turn this male archetype into a “Wild Woman”, making it a strong anthropomorphic figure of equal standing.

 

The project consists of artistic research in the Central European region and can be interpreted as a feminist intervention and reaction to Charles Fréger’s photographic series Wilder Mann. Consistently, in the exhibition RESANITA also respond with the aid of the photography, lending the medium an almost magical, evocative force in two animations.

 

Wilde Frau is published by Bibliothek der Provinz

 

Authors:

Elsbeth Wallnöfer, cultural anthropologist, philosopher

Lucas Gehrmann, curator of Kunsthalle Wien, writer on cultural issues

Martin Pollack, writer, journalist

Elisabeth von Samsonow, artist, philosopher

 

 

With the kind support of Steirische Kulturinitiative

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