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Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!

Katrina Daschner - Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Monographie rétrospective : un parcours à travers plus de deux décennies de pratiques intersectionnelles et queer dans les domaines du cinéma, de la performance, de la sculpture, du travail communautaire et du textile, autour de la « féminité », du corps et du genre.
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon! Thousand Years of Troubled Genders was the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Vienna-based artist and filmmaker Katrina Daschner. It was curated by by Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu and encompassed works from the 1990s to the present, ranging from sculptures, textiles, music, performance, community-based work, and, most prominently, film, which sits at the heart of Katrina Daschner's practice. The publication transfers the immersive environment of senses, textures, and feelings created in the exhibition into book form. Just like the exhibition, it confronts, touches, embraces, and dreams of transforming "femme"-ness, transforming bodies, and transforming genders.
With stylized performances and video works, Daschner plays with the boundaries of human and non-human, and what is socially defined as the norm, exposing the artificiality of the gendered binary—the dualism of men* and womxn—and the prejudices it generates, freeing the body. In doing so, the stage becomes the setting for a precarious desire for visibility and, at the same time, an endless yearning for rebirth. The bodies that perform and the potential audience that follows them mutate and embody different emotional cycles again and again. These artistic acts generate their own community in the making; everyone participating contribute to the stories in the making. They function like threads attaching her stories, stages, and characters together.
In Daschner's textile-based works, threads are minimal yet highly visible, akin to the pinch needed to wake up from a dream. These works—as well as her collages—merge with her confronting yet inviting image politics: she cuts and pastes stories of love and pleasure, violence and resilience, death and rebirth.
The written contributions reflect on Katrina Daschner as part of a hardworking generation of queer artists and makers who have been responding to the major conceptual shifts and gender upheavals happening in contemporary art since the 1990s, especially in New York and London. They highlight Katrina Daschner's longstanding line of intersectional queer interest that continues to undermine (neo-)liberal, heteropatriarchal conceptions of sexuality, gender, subjectivity, and relationships.
Publié suite à l'exposition éponyme au Kunsthalle Wien en 2022.
Katrina Daschner (née en 1973 à Hambourg) est une artiste et cinéaste basée à Vienne, où elle a fondé de nombreux salons de performance. Dans ses œuvres (intégrant sculpture, textile, musique, performance, travail communautaire et, principalement, film), qu'elle présente lors d'expositions internationales et de festivals de cinéma, elle traite des structures de pouvoir (spécifiques au genre) et de la représentation de la sexualité queer, ainsi que de la transposition du langage scénique au contexte de l'exposition et du film.
Edité par Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu.
Textes de Amelia Groom, Tim Stüttgen ; préface de Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu ; entretiens avec Rike Frank.

Conception graphique : Daniela Bily, be the rhythm studio.
paru en janvier 2024
édition anglaise
21 x 26 cm (relié)
272 pages (174 ill.)
ISBN : 978-1-915609-31-1
EAN : 9781915609311
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Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!
Burn & Gloom! Glow & Moon!

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