CURA.

ON FIRE – VULNERABLE FOOTAGE


Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin, and Samuel Leuenberger

SALTS, Birsfelden

April 11 – May 11, 2019

 

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Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition On Fire – Vulnerable Footage investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.

With works by: Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis

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Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil - Economy of Love (2015), Courtesy the artist and AKINCI 
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Tobias Madison, O Vermelho do Meio-Dia (2018), Courtesy the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick 
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Johannes Willi, Fee Willi (2019) Hot Dog machine, Courtesy the artist 
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Martine Syms, Incense Sweaters & Ice (2017), Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ 
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Christoph Schlingensief, U3000 (2000/2001), Courtesy Filmgalerie 451 und Nachlass Christoph Schlingensief 

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Markus&Markus Gespenster (2019),  Courtesy the artists

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