Reality Manifestos - Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

A study of détournement as Art Forms


Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Straße 59, 2nd Staircase, 1st Floor, 1090 Wien

19 January - 3 March 2012. Opening on 18 January, 19h.

Works in the Exhibition

Mareike Bernien (AT/D) & Kerstin Schroedinger (UK/D)

Mareike Bernien (Wien/Berlin) and Kerstin Schrödinger (London/Hamburg) have been working in collaboration since 2006. Their works elaborate image-critical practices as well as re-writings and appropriative subversions of a normative filmic language. Their collaborative works include: Wandbild (mural) (2006), The state of the picture has not been altered since (exhibition, lecture and seminar, 2007), as found (video, 2009), Chinese girls (publication, 2009), When translation becomes violence (text, video and exhibition, 2010).

Red, She Said (2011)

Video installation, 14 min

"Colours colonize things. They conquer them and discover them, like a bucket of paint poured over something. Colours colonize things because they inhabit without asking for permission and initially refuse to commit to an equal relationship. As Technicolorlando the figure changes her colour space and enters another time. In the new time, things are no longer modeled after the colours of nature, and colour is free from the places intended for it." (from "Red, She Said", Mareike Bernien/Kerstin Schroedinger, 2011)

Sabina Baumann: home cinema selfs (2011)

Red, She Said (2011)

Video installation, 14 min

Courtesy the artists