Week 26: Notes
The celebration continues with friends’ own works or recommendations.
Ramesch Daha, born in Tehran lives and works in Vienna. She shows a documentation of her work 06.04.1945, where she mounted fragments of the register of mainly political prisoners from 1944 and 1945 on the outside wall of a present-day prison in Lower Austria. Her work, like Isa Rosenberger’s art, is deeply embedded in historical research and its contemporary contextualisation. In her film Espiral Rosenberger brings the role that Austrian banks played in South-East Europe after 1989 together with a work by German choreographer and dancer Kurt Joss (1901 –1979). The expressionist ballet, The Green Table, was written between WWI and WWII and subtitled “A dance of death in eight scenes.” Bronwyn Lace’s Feast or Famine echoes this dance of life and death in her video installation composed of thousands of time lapse photos shot in the Natural History Museum in Vienna and accompanied by a soundtrack by South African composers. Based in Vienna, she is a South African artist and the co-director of The Centre for the Less Good Idea, https://lessgoodidea.com/ founded by artist William Kentridge.
Vienna based curator and writer Naoko Kaltschmidt’s suggestion is a trailer about Barbara Rubin, (1945–1980), a US- American filmmaker and performance artist. It is followed by a French and a US-American film both made in the year 1975, the former suggested by Austrian graphic designer Eva Dertschei, https://www.studiotid.com/ and the latter by Del Barret, Founder and Chair of https://hundredheroines.org/ Agnes Varda (1928 –2019) was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, photographer, and artist and Martha Rosler a US-American artist, who works in photography and photo text, video, installation, sculpture, and performance. Cornelia Kogoj, an Austrian author, activist and organiser at https://initiative.minderheiten.at concludes this celebration by commemorating Theresa Burroughs, (1929 – 2019), the owner of Safe House Black History Museum in Greensboro, Alabama.
Feast or Famine, 5:45
“BARBARA RUBIN & the Exploding NY Underground” OFFICIAL TRAILER 2019, 1:40
Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe, 7:48
Semiotics of the Kitchen – Martha Rosler – 1975, 6:13
Voices of Alabama: Safe House Black History Museum, 4:40
* being open source or obtained from a permitted uploader to either YouTube or Vimeo