Und der Himmel klärt sich auf (MAGIC RESISTANCE)

Und der Himmel klärt sich auf (MAGIC RESISTANCE)

Film by Borjana Ventzislavova
with: Songül Boyraz, Dr. Renée Gadsden, Esra Emine Demir, Maruša Sagadin, Claudia Slanar
 
camera: Hannes Böck
sound: Kai Maier-Rothe
text: Ovid Pop
voice over: Susanne Schuda
 
First screening: 2018 June 7, Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria
 
Fünf Protagonistinnen üben künstlerisch-magische Rituale an verschiedenen Orten in Wien aus. Mittels unterschiedlicher magischer Verfahren nehmen sie Bezug auf konkrete historische Ereignisse aus der NS-Vergangenheit sowie deren Abspielorte und agieren gegen die in der westlichen Hemisphäre aktuelle rechtspopulistische Stimmung. Und der Himmel klärt sich auf (MAGIC RESISTANCE) versteht sich als ein visuelles Plädoyer: in individuellen Zeremonien, die weder dogmatischen Normen noch offiziellen Religionen untergeordnet sind, sondern abstrahierte künstlerische Interventionen darstellen, rufen die Protagonistinnen an diesen geschichtsträchtigen Orten Wiens zu Heilung, Ermächtigung und Mitgefühl auf.
Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session

Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session

Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap SessionOn October 25, 2016 Associate Professor Edgar Arceneaux (University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design) held a rap session with Dr. Renée Gadsden at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as a guest of the Department of Art Theory. The event was part of the 21er Haus presentation of Edgar Arceneaux LIVE N’ ACTION. Continue reading “Beyond Time and Race: Edgar Arceneaux Rap Session”

Pauline Marcelle: Sum Ergo Sum

Pauline Marcelle: Sum Ergo Sum

Pauline Marcelle is a contemporary artist, in the literal sense of the word. Her art is focused on and inspired by the things she sees and experiences every day. Marcelle is best known for her colorful large scale paintings, as well as her dramatic video works. She focuses on human needs and desires, lusts and passions, which are lived out individually and in the group. Continue reading “Pauline Marcelle: Sum Ergo Sum”

Martin Brausewetter: Gentleman, Artist, Scholar

Martin Brausewetter: Gentleman, Artist, Scholar

Without considering pre-historic cave painting, egg tempera is, after encaustic, the oldest painting technique known. Favored by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, it is most familiar to contemporary society through its use in Medieval and early Renaissance art and in Christian religious painting of the Byzantine era. Continue reading “Martin Brausewetter: Gentleman, Artist, Scholar”