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Frenzi Rigling: Beatrice

08.10.2015 to 27.11.2015 - MQ ART BOX
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Frenzi Rigling: Beatrice


Frenzi Rigling: Beatrice Frenzi Rigling: Beatrice

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Opening: Thu, Oct 08, 19:00
Location: ArtBox
Admission free

“In the past, an artist would have immortalised her in a genre painting as a washerwomen, water carrier or lacemaker.”(Quote from the end of the film The Lacemaker)

The starting point for the installation Beatrice by Frenzi Rigling is a film: “La dentellière” (The Lacemaker) by Claude Goretta, 1977.
The film tells the story of the 18-year-old hairdresser’s assistant Beatrice, played by Isabelle Huppert, her love for the philosophy student Francois and the breakdown of their relationship.
But it is not the narrative that Frenzi Rigling deals with in this work at the Art Box. The black lettering that is loosely sewn onto the white cloth does indeed spell out individual sentences that are uttered in the film, but the installation understands this film as a model of two fundamental poles of human life: language and feeling.
Our culture is shaped by the interweaving of feeling and speaking and the resulting actions. Are the neuronal links between the feeling and language centres equally pronounced in women and men?
In the direct vicinity of the MuseumsQuartier, a place where people meet, communicate and get to know each other, this topic is always controversial and current.

Curated by Elisabeth Melichar

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