9. Oktober 2019
In der Ausstellung „Continental Drift“ werden geodynamische Bewegungen der vermeintlich starren Erde, die darauf basierenden fixierten Vorstellungen von Grenzen sowie deren kulturell historische Auswirkungen thematisiert. Ankerpunkt hierbei bildet insbesondere der südamerikanische Kontinent, dessen wandelbare Landschaften und seine BewohnerInnen.
Die teilnehmenden internationalen KünstlerInnen loten akustisch, filmisch, fotografisch und sprachlich Räume aus und erforschen so die erwähnten Aspekte.
Constanza Alarcòn Tennen
24. Oktober 2019
von Cordula Daus
von Sebastian Six & Laurien Bachmann
Constanza Alarcón Tennen (Santiago, Chile. 1986)
is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work includes sound installations, videos, sculptures and performances, among other media. She graduated from a BFA at Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009 and from an MFA in Sculpture at Yale University in 2015. Her work has been shown internationally at video screenings, collective and solo exhibitions at venues such as the XIII New Media Biennial (Chile), Museo de los Sures (Brooklyn, NY), Instituto Cervantes (NYC), The Chimney (Brooklyn, NY), Die Ecke (Chile), B.A.S.E Tsonami (Chile), the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY) and Lunds Konsthall (Lund, Sweden). She has received a CONICYT scholarship, a FONDART art grant in 2012, and the Susan H. Whedon Award for outstanding student in Sculpture when she graduated from her MFA at Yale. Besides her artistic practice, Constanza is a teacher, has contributed for publications such as O1 Magazine vol. I, Precog Magazine vol. II, CLANCCO Art and Law Blog and curated a video screening called Transamerican Eye at Parsons, NYC. She is also an active participant in projects related to gender and feminism such as Grupo < > and TRACC, and translates Art writings through VIA TRADUCCIONES. Constanza lives and works in Santiago. https://www.alarcon-tennen.com/
is a documentary filmmaker who has a Master’s in art and media from the University of Westminster, England (Chevening Scholarship 2002) and studied Documentary Cinema at the International Film and Television School in Cuba (Ibermedia scholarship, 2011). Among her films are Dear Nonna: a film letter (2005), Remitente: una carta visual / Sender: a visual letter (2008), Al Final: la última carta / At the End: the last letter (2013) short films that make up the documentary trilogy Cartas Visuales / Visual Letters. She is the director of the documentaries Tierra en Movimiento / Unstable Land (2015) and Tierra Sola (2017) and co-director of the feature film 74 metros cuadrados / 74 square metres (2012), among others. Her work has been exhibited at FIDMarseille, Visions Du Réel, the Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, the European Media Art Festival, Fidocs, Bafici, the Biennial of Video and New Media and Torino Film Festival. She was awarded a resident artist’s scholarship at the Bellagio Centre for the Arts and Humanities in Italy and the Project A residency for artists in Antarctica from the National Council of Culture of Magallanes. She is the author of the studies Joris Ivens en Chile: el documental entre la poesía y la crítica (Joris Ivens in Chile: the documentary between poetry and criticism) – published by Cuarto Propio – and Recuperación de la Historia Fílmica en Isla de Pascua (Recovery of the Film History of Easter Island) – published by Pehuén Editores. She teaches Film and Television at the University of Chile. https://vimeo.com/tpanizza
is a writer-artist working across theory, fiction and performance. She has founded artist institutions such as S.OG.buero (Haus des Lehrers, Berlin, 2000); BCNova! (Barcelona 2002-2006) and The New Society for Applied Toponymy (2009-ongoing) with a focus on experimental forms of writing. Since 2009 she publishes the geopoetic journal series Toponymisches Heft. She currently is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Cordula Daus has presented her work in the format of publications, lecture performances and exhibitions at Research Pavilion #3 (Venice), Wiener Festwochen/Secession (Vienna), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Conceptual Poetics Day/Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Hamburg Maschine (Stadtkuratorin Hamburg), Muthesius Kunsthochschule (Kiel), Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden), Salon für Kunstbuch (Wien), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen), among others. https://toponymie.de/
In meinen Arbeiten kombiniere ich häufig themen- oder ortsbezogene Fundstücke mit digitalen Medien wie Fotografie, Video und Sound, welche mitunter auch raumgreifend installiert werden. Die Wahrnehmung von Raum bzw. bestimmten Räumen sowie kollektive und persönliche Erinnerungen sind für mich wiederkehrende gedankliche Ausgangspunkte. In meinen Arbeiten versuche ich Beobachtungen auf diesem Feld in Form von Stand- und Bewegtbildern zu inszenieren, um in Folge die Wahrnehmung der Betrachter herauszufordern und Denkprozesse anzustoßen. Connecting site- or topic-specific found footage with digital media like photography, video and sound, which could even result in expansive installations, is common for my working method. The perception of space and specific rooms as well as collective and personal memories are recurrent conceptual starting points. I’m trying to stage my observations on that field in terms of still and moving images, to challenge the beholders way of perception and get them to reflect their way of thinking. http://laurienbachmann.com/
is an artist and illustrator, who currently works and lives in Vienna. Some of his clients include The New York Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The New Yorker, Brand Eins, Greenpeace Magazin, BMW, Porsche, Hoffmann und Campe, The Globe and Mail, Nautilus, UBS, The Economist, Matter, The Baffler and Der Falter. Furthermore, he is teaching at the University of Art and Design in Linz and he attended studio grants in Mexico, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. His works have been awarded with the Klemens Brosch Award and they are part of several international art collections. http://glandienale.de
is an multidisciplinary Artist. Acoustic experiments in connection with items of everyday life, sculptural assemblages and the physical element of sound are the main aspects of his musical and visual compositions. The works deal with moments where noise becomes music and the difference between hearing and active listening is explored. In his Performances he works with a lot different ways to generate Sounds, from everyday objects over self built instruments to typical sound equipment. So he creates delicate improvised experimental music which oscillates between experiment, session and concept. Since 2004, he works together with Clemens Mairhofer, Lucas Norer in the artist collective FAXEN furthermore he is co-founder of the artist-run-gallery bb15 in Linz. https://sebastiansix.net/