Reality Manifestos - Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

A study of détournement as Art Forms


Museum Halls, WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien

Symposium from 19 - 20 January 2012. (Exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse 19 January - 3 March 2012)

Lectures at the Symposium

Modes of Colour

by Mareike Bernien & Kerstin Schroedinger

On the basis of film excerpts from various times and fields of colour film, Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger open the context of their work Red, She Said, shown in the exhibition, and discuss with the audience. From early technicolor productions and examples from the French Nouvelle Vague all the way to structuralist film and music videos they look at the relations between colour, desire and time.

Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schrödinger 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).