Frauen.Kultur.Labor thealit@KHM (Academy for Media
part of the thealit Transeuropean Lab do not exist.
europe, woman, digital medium
@ 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.
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
Dauciková (Slovak Republic): MALHOLANDRAJV
> 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 dont 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
- response by Bojana Pejic - Engendering the "East":
Post -Communist Womanhood and Post-feminist Age
für Medien Köln (Academy for Media Arts Cologne)