Adjungierte Disklonationen II, 1973 (c) VALIE EXPORT
The 60`s were socio-politically characterized by denying the traditional and conservative gender- and rolemodels. Architects opened up for crossing different genres of visual arts, artists faced up to new themes as there were space and the interaction between body and surroundings. The illusionary character of the traditional genres painting, sculpture and drawing got challenged. At this time VALIE EXPORT started working at the interface of space and time. With “Adjungierte Disklonationen” she uses a film camera as an extension of her body, that became a movable tripod within this action: one camera fixed on her back, the other one on her belly. While moving through build and natural spaces she was filmed herself by another camera. The outcome was projected simultaneous and parallel, showing a seemingly neutral view contrary to the subjective ones.
This year VALIE EXPORT and Silvia Eiblmayr are curating the Austrian Pavillon at La Biennale di Venezia 2009. The artists they have sought out got in common a structural way of challenging systems, which are defining social, cultural and political life. Elke Krystufek developed the painting-space-installation ” TABOU TABOO”, Dorit Margreiter represents the film “Pavilion” and Franziska and Lois Weinberger created a kind of walkable architecture with an inherent object. La Biennale, the 53rd International Art Exhibition is going to start from June, 7th.