Vika Kirchenbauer: Works, Scripts, Essays 2012-2022

Vika Kirchenbauer: Works, Scripts, Essays 2012-2022
Author: Eva Birkenstock, Fanny Hauser, Viktor Neumann
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 192
Size: 16 x 24 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788867495436
Availability: In stock
Price: €25.00
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Conceived as a monographic reader, VIKA KIRCHENBAUER: WORKS, SCRIPTS, ESSAYS 2012–2022 compiles for the first time an extensive, decade-spanning collection of Kirchenbauer’s seminal and profoundly perceptive essays, the scripts of her widely celebrated moving image works in conjunction with selected video stills, as well as exhibition views. This volume offers substantial insights into the Berlin-based artist, filmmaker, writer and music producer’s research inquiries and aesthetic vocabulary. It also includes Kirchenbauer’s two latest texts, exploring the relation between violence and visibility within the Western paradigm as well as the complex entanglements of European religious music and colonialism—research that has also fueled her solo music project COOL FOR YOU since 2015. This compendium is extended through novel essays by Oakland- and Los Angeles-based archivist, curator, and artist Leeroy Kun Young Kang and by Warsaw-based feminist philosopher and activist Ewa Majewska. While Kang looks at the social, affective and political implications of distance and proximity that Kirchenbauer so eloquently unfolds as powerful and meaningful techniques inherent in relations of oppression and emancipation, Majewska analyses the artist’s elaborate and tortuous negotiations of violence and non-violence as lived and performed experiences.