Burning Bush 2012, video installation, 28 minutes loop, "shows the artist's face painted black with soot. The mouth inhales and exhales smoke. The face, which at first appears to be a flat, black surface, is partly lit and reveals its contours. The chest is covered with black spots and presented in the classic posture of the self-portrait and in an androgynous way, thereby pointing towards the problematic status of the female body as a represented object. Soot and smoke refer to industrial means of production, as well as to capitalism as a way of 'melting all that is solid into the air'. Wearing soot as a mask recalls the fact that somewhere physical work still takes place, and that it is performed predominantly by those who are not part of the glorious regime of creative and cognitive labor. Like the artist's face, it is invisible labor: invisible because of its remoteness (it is outsourced to parts of the world we do not observe closely) or because it does not count as gainful employment (like female carework). One could also have the impression that the face is consuming itself by inhaling and exhaling: A self-sufficient circle of production and indulgence in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere. Everything has already been burned".

Taken from Text by Karin Harasser, "black face, white cube, white face, black cube"

Burning bush

Dawn till dusk, 2012,Burning bush was shown during the exhibition Dawn till dusk together with the video works

  • white noise I and II
  • and
  • painting on all fours
  • >>