01 – 04/2002
Violence is at the Margins of all Things
Subject Relations, Political Militancy and Artistic Procedures
contribution to the exhibition on Facade as a Status Difference
Generali Foundation, Vienna

stage: opening

“The terms 'art and militancy' cannot be pitted against one another along the lines of 'here the illusion and there the reality,' nor can they be subordinated in the sense of 'here the means to a political end.' Instead, it seems in both cases to be a matter of a form of performance or demonstration that is conjoined with the important presumption of publicly acting or articulating on behalf of others. The exhibition does not claim to supply a kind of global phenomenology on the theme of militancy. It can only remain a one-sided - very biased - sketch."

The exhibition is curated by Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann.

with works by Gerd Arntz, Linda Bilda, Katja Eydel, Freies Fach, Gérard Fromanger, Global Dustbowl Ballads, Grupo de Arte Callejero, Imma Harms, Thomas Kilpper, Ulrike Müller (J.U.P.), Charlotte Posenenske, P.S.P.I., Yvonne Rainer, Christoph Schäfer, Patricia Reschenbach (J.U.P.), Dierk Schmidt, Theoretisches Fernsehen feat. Judith Hopf, Seth Tobocman, Ultra-red, Klaus Weber

We were asked to build a type of backdrop for the exhibition dividing the exhibition space in “stage” and “backstage”. We then interpreted the backdrop as a facade and presented two different ''material samples'' in the implementation of the facade: SITEX – rentable steel elements for mechanically securing empty buildings, and RFlD – a system for identifying persons and goods via contact less radio transmission.
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