Opening, December 4, 2008, 7 pm
Exhibition, December 5, 2008 – February 13, 2009
In her artistic and theoretical work Tanja Widmann explores language in its conventionality and regularity by tracing its leaps and breaks, its propensity for ambiguity and thus its basic openness. Language thus demonstrates a belonging to certain discourses, actors or genres, while the performing subject constantly falls between the cracks. In the performances and installations it returns as an unlocalized double, in a (non)relationship to, and contaminated by, all of the other elements at work—the other in each case, the audience, the camera, art things, everyday things. A constantly halting run-through in temporal delays, paradoxical movements, feeble gags.
Tanja Widmann (b. Austria, 1966) lives and works in Vienna.
Curated by Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber.