Anna Witt — Passion, Power, Performance

Opening, November 26, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 27, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Anna Witt’s performative interventions and video installations deal with the repetition of the cultural habitus of the individual and with the stereotypical constructs that are determined by family values, everyday politics and the mainstream communication media in Western society and their visual representations. The exhibition Passion, Power, Performance at Kunstraum Lakeside looks at working life, including processes in today’s working world and the maximization of human resources. Marketing and management are no longer merely about the product or service itself, but about selling emotions. Seminars are offered on Emotion Work, Power Posing and Emotional Selling, geared at enhancing the impression of self-confidence and power and encouraging positive thinking. Professional presentations become performances and our native ability to use emotions for private purposes is channeled for commercial ends.

Anna Witt (b. Germany, 1981) lives and works in Vienna.

Curated by Hemma Schmutz.