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Events 2008

Main Hall

Maria Hahnenkamp

Artists talk: April 3, 2008, 7 pm
Guided tour: March 6, 2008, 7 pm

Images are first and foremost a victory over fear.
Without the ear, the eye would not be able to stop.
Dietmar Kamper, Bildstörungen. Im Orbit des Imaginären, 1994

In her exhibition at the Salzburger Kunstverein, Maria Hahnenkamp used text quotations such as those of cultural theorist Dietmar Kamper. The artist presented an installation with a number of images, as well as sung, spoken and projected texts, and she explored the question: How are the body, image, space, time and language related to one another?

Elements of the installation included a new audio work Kantate/Bild, two large video projections in which she continued her work with found image material but now also in the area of film, and a new video V5/08 with texts by Judith Butler. The exhibition was supplemented with an info station, which attempted to explore the theme of woman, feminism and emancipation using film productions and psychoanalytical audio lectures.

Since the end of the 1980s, Maria Hahnenkamp’s work has explored societal attributes given to the female body and the stereotype repertoires of roles, rituals, gestures, and especially images of the female body.

Maria Hahnenkamp, was born 1959 in Eisenstadt, lives and works in Vienna. She is represented by the gallery Krobath Wimmer, Vienna.

Photo: Maria Hahnenkamp