Artists: Lena Henke, Lisa Holzer, Margaret Raspé
Venue: Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Exhibition Title: Fieber
Curated by: Kari Rittenbach, _Vienna 2016
Date: September 9 – November 12, 2016
Note: A text by Lisa Holzer associated with the exhibition is available for download here.
A booklet accompanying the exhibition is available for download here.
Full gallery of images and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of the artists and Emanuel Layr, Vienna. Film stills by Margaret Raspé: courtesy of the artist and Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin. Photos by Georg Petermichl.
Prometheus’s reckless gift to mankind ensured his never-ending torment, and the invention of civilization as we know it. Even the Ancient Greek root of economics, or oikos, indicates “hearth and home,” although the concept of social reproduction as women’s work in particular (within the patriarchy of Western capitalism) was not radically theorized until the 1970s. Yet we still have plenty of (weak) metaphors for tending to the home fires, an expression which is sometimes taken to mean sustained passion – or maybe: sex. Shame, tuberculosis, and other pathological ailments may also cause the body to burn, or shiver, by turns; in an unregulated frenzy that may alert calmer passers-by to the hot-blooded atmosphere. Tensions are said to boil. And when the fever breaks, you sweat.
Link: “Fieber” at Emanuel Layr