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Exhibition and Workshop

Frauen.Kultur.Labor thealit@KHM (Academy for Media Arts, Cologne)
part of the thealit Transeuropean Lab do not exist. europe, woman, digital medium


eastwest se/x
@ Foyer KHM

opening Friday, May 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
with Sonja Vuk and Anna Dauciková

exhibition May 12 – 17, 2007. Monday to Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sonja Vuk (Croatia): COSMOCLUB
video installation (2004)

> This art work deals with typical problems of life adjustment in transitional Croatia. Split between temptations of consumism, media influence and real financial and political situation in the country leads to contradictions on everyday basis in common people's lives. This problem is serious but sometimes offers comic moments as a defence against general absurdity and helplessnes. One of such examples is processing the text from Cosmopolitan. The basic idea of this project is inspired by certain "Guide through fantasies", published in Cosmopolitan magazine in January 2004 which promises "momentary pleasure" by following instructions for sexlife refreshment. […] The pressure of media solutions for "the right" way of life is more and more agressive. Brainwashing through advises for every aspect of being makes instant generations who expect recipe for absolutely every move in their programmed lives. (Sonja Vuk)

Anna Dauciková (Slovak Republic): MALHOLANDRAJV
video (2003)

> The video uses an excerpt of the soundtrack (in Czech language) from David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" (US, 2001). Including the famous lines exchanged during lovemaking by the female protagonists "Have you ever done this before?" "I don’t know." We see a knife and an egg with corresponding forms.


Saturday, May 12, 11.a.m. to 5 p.m., break 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
@ Aula KHM
for students and visitors of the Academy for Media Arts, Cologne (language: English)

- Marie-Luise Angerer - Welcome and introduction
- Claudia Reiche - Do not exist: Politics of sexuation
- Andrea Sick - How space and zones gain existence: Surveillance and political control on the spot
- Ulrike Bergermann - An empty fortress: The "Museum of Europe" in Brussels

- visiting the show and artist's talk with Sonja Vuk and Anna Dauciková
- response by Bojana Pejic - Engendering the "East": Post -Communist Womanhood and Post-feminist Age
- discussion


Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy for Media Arts Cologne)
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Köln