(RE)PRODUCTION AND ITS DISCONTENTS exhibition and final presentations
with Hevala Acar / Andreea Calin / Anna Edelhofer / Mariá José Hernández / Katharina Klug / Tom Kohrs / Julian Lança Gil / Rey Monschein / Diana Nakhodkina / Zoe Petritz / Nicole Pühringer / Stefan Nikolas Schenkel Naranjo / Luca Tschernitz / Natalia Vasadze
IZK-module led by Rose-Anne Gush. With guest critic Andrea Popelka, curator, Kunsthalle Wien.
This one day exhibition with presentations results from the course, (RE)PRODUCTION AND ITS DISCONTENTS which looked to the question of "reproduction" in feminist theory, to consider the performative, photographic and filmic work of artist Valie Export.
This work formed a starting point and guide, to question how reality is (re)produced within a complex discursive field, made up of often fraught social relations. Photography’s history touches on both the changing contours of experience, and its enmeshment with technology, and how a photograph looks.
Today, photography claims a paradoxical status. The proliferation of images and their transformation from analogue to digital technologies has led to its displacement by algorithm and data flow. Still, it maintains a representational hold on reality (Dewdney). Thinking with the architectural model of the camera obscura – as a model for the concept of ideology – we explored what might become possible if we shift our view.