This Is An Invitation
Video, 4:10 min, English
In “This Is An Invitation” I examine the possibilities for women in today's society to shape their lives freely. Using a performative videocollage, I would like to show the contradicting demands that women and their bodies are confronted with nowadays, especially through popular cultural media. Following the “cultural hacking” I make use of popular statements on the topic, but undermine them by connecting them to one another in a new way.
In „This Is An Invitation“ untersuche ich die Möglichkeiten der Frau in der heutigen Gesellschaft zur freien Lebensgestaltung. Anhand einer performativen Videocollage möchte ich die widersprüchlichen Anforderungen ersichtlich machen, mit denen Frauen und ihre [unsere] Körper heutzutage, insbesondere durch populärkulturelle Medien, konfrontiert werden. Dem „Cultural Hacking“ folgend bediene ich mich populärer Aussagen zum Thema, unterlaufe diese aber, indem ich sie auf neue Weise miteinander verknüpfe.
How women are allowed to be and should be or not is streamed every day by monitors and advertising posters. The contradicting and overloaded requests are so naturally integrated into everyday consciousness that we often no longer consciously perceive them, but only consume them alongside. At the same time, the variety of requests results in a large selection, a diverse range of role models, which, however, only lead to an individual design if we are able to choose and take the freedom to accept one offer, refuse another, to put them together in new ways, or to completely renounce what is presented and create visions on our own.
An audio collage in which I appropriate diverse and contradicting statements of different men and women, link them, relate them to one another, position them to one another, undermine them, tear them out of context. I provide them with my own images, perform into it and change the initial meanings.