22 October 2021, 19:00 Performance
22 October 2021, 20:45 Artist Talk (mode¬≠ra¬≠ted by Constanze M√ľller)
Denise Blickhan has been deve¬≠lo¬≠ping her MEDUSA cycle sin¬≠ce 2018; it cur¬≠r¬≠ent¬≠ly com¬≠pri¬≠ses ele¬≠ven sets of works, each using mul¬≠ti-media per¬≠for¬≠mance, instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on, video, and sound. The cycle is con¬≠stant¬≠ly gro¬≠wing. D21/Spots pres¬≠ents the per¬≠for¬≠mance MEDUSA X (ico¬≠no¬≠clasms) which dis¬≠cus¬≠ses ques¬≠ti¬≠ons of power and iden¬≠ti¬≠ty through an ana¬≠ly¬≠sis of the glance cul¬≠tures 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.