An extended selection of edited video stills, Soft Intrusion offers a coherent oeuvre of Julika Rudelius's video works.
Throughout the last ten years, Rudelius has participated in numerous renowned international exhibitions; however, until now there have been very few opportunities to see the different aspects of her oeuvre. The book, which accompanied the exhibition “Soft Intrusion” at the Ursula Blickle Foundation, reflects the coherently presented exhibition in an extensive selection of video stills, which are backed up with individual quotes from the film dialogues.
Published on the occasion of the same-titled exhibition at the Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, from March to April 2010.
Born 1968 in Cologne, Julika Rudelius lives and works
in Amsterdam and New York. Part reportage, part mockumentary, part performance, part short film, her video works nearly always involves artificial relationships, communication strategies and encounters with virtual strangers. Her videos often reenact moments in which unconscious gestures or glances reaffirm prejudices and generate sweeping opinions. What initially appear as intimate portraits of cultural hegemony become settings in which identity and social orientation are up for negotiation.