Wednesday, 26 January 2011

at Atelierhof Kreuzberg, opening Friday January 28th 2011 at 18:00
exhibition runs till February 6th 2011

Agathe Fleury
Nina Lassila
Robert Quint
Sara Bomans

Schleiermacherstr. 31-37, Berlin, Germany 10961

In many of my previous short sketch like video works I have found myself portraying different efforts of doing something well followed by a frustration that comes with this effort of reaching perfection. Perhaps also a frustration of not being able to express so called negative feelings. This I believe is quite common for women if I allow my self to generalize…
Even if these works are short and quite simple - they contain quite much; notion about the female as evil, monstrous, the comparison girl-woman, naturally all sorts of feminist issues but also more of a queer ideology - the idea of the body being defined by its gender.
What am I then aiming at? Is it just plain portraying? Could I say that I'm coming in with a perspective - not perhaps the most fresh one, but don't we need to be reminded over and over again about the importance of seeing each other as humans, persons in the first place - let each of us then define how we want to live our lives, look like and act as, without being categorized, at least not to early.

I have my own personal memories where I derive my ideas from. I believe they are not so important in this context but I bet they are not uncommon - and that is why I keep doing these things. To remind us.