Monthly Archive for June, 2012

dOCUMENTA(13) Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall, Nº76 Karlsaue, has turned a wooden house in the Karlsaue Park into a  ” hunter´s  den” where she is adorning the walls with creatures  placed on the IUCN Red List – categorized as vulnerable and endangered species. A metaphor for the embattled state and marginalization of these creatures,  the shredded camouflage garment also hints at the irony that these military disguises  are derived from  animal camouflage – one of nature´s inventions commandeered by modern warfare (text:  The Guidebook).

camera, editing kathrin stumreich

dOCUMENTA(13) Jérôme Bel

Jérôme Bel, Disabled Theater,  Nº26 Kaskade Cinema

In this project he works with the mentally disabled actors of the  Theater Hora, based in Zurich.
Intellectual  declension – i.e., mental disability – is generally thought of in terms of complete otherness to the condition of the intellectually keen and cultivated public of contemporary art. Jerome Bel chooses to  put  this handicap at the center of exactly this public´s attention, adopting it as a key to the reading of what enables us to think of a common dimension. He sheds light  on the dynamics of exclusion that leads to the marginalization of  those considered unabled to produce, exposing how, on the contrary , they are able to question the very mechanisms of representation, and to hint at existence as a non partitioned mode of presence ( text: The Guidebook).

camera, interview, editing kathrin stumreich

dOCUMENTA(13) Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes, Karlsaue  Nº 147

SANATORIUM is an ongoing performative project that involves eight types of therapy sessions offered to visitors of dOCUMENTA (13) “to treat urban ills.” The content and procedures for these sessions are prepared by the artist and carried out by art students who are trained by Reyes as therapists, analysts, and tutors to the visitors. Sanatorium aims to recover  the idea of Sociatry – a term coined in the 1930s by Jacob Levy Moreno, rather than aims to criticize  current institutional settings.

editing, camera, interview by teslaedison

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