22.10. – 24.10.21

D21/Spots: Transfigurations of MEDUSA


Photo:Marc Doradzillo

Exhibition period  22.10. – 24.10.21

K√ľnstlerin Denise Blickhan

22 October 2021, 19:00 Performance

22 October 2021, 20:45 Artist Talk (mode¬≠ra¬≠ted by Constanze M√ľller)

Denise Blickhan has been deve­lo­ping her MEDUSA cycle sin­ce 2018; it cur­r­ent­ly com­pri­ses ele­ven sets of works, each using mul­ti-media per­for­mance, instal­la­ti­on, video, and sound. The cycle is con­stant­ly gro­wing. D21/Spots pres­ents the per­for­mance MEDUSA X (ico­no­clasms) which dis­cus­ses ques­ti­ons of power and iden­ti­ty through an ana­ly­sis of the glance cul­tures of social media.

Multiple levels over¬≠load, over¬≠char¬≠ge and cumu¬≠la¬≠te to build a cri¬≠ti¬≠cal ana¬≠ly¬≠sis of the pre¬≠sent day fema¬≠le self- and exter¬≠nal images. Denise Blickhan in her sound-based per¬≠for¬≠man¬≠ces gene¬≠ra¬≠tes a claus¬≠tro¬≠pho¬≠bic ego-cos¬≠mos made of voice, body, lyrics and images. In the artist‚Äôs absence the spa¬≠cious sta¬≠ge instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on, in com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠on with sound and video works, remain as per¬≠for¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠ve relics in the exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠on con¬≠text. The space instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on Hierarchy invo¬≠kes ques¬≠ti¬≠ons of the Beautiful and the Good. Soundscape Garden of Eden and the video pie¬≠ce MEDUSA‚Äôs Head con¬≠vey the emo¬≠tio¬≠nal set¬≠ting of the per¬≠for¬≠mance as a psychi¬≠cal land¬≠s¬≠cape into the exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠on space.


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