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ephemeropteræ 2017/#10 – Elizabeth A. Povinelli | Susanne M. Winterling

08.09.2017 - 08.09.2017

Thyssen-Bornemisza Augarten Contemporary, Wien / Österreich

Using film clips and objects from the Karrabing Film Collective and research on bioluminescence, Elizabeth A. Povinelli and Susanne M. Winterling jointly explore the governance of existence in the crumbling discourses and practices of geontopower. What forms of existence are staying put, retreating, being extinguished, and gaining affective force; and what political vocabularies are emerging as the fictive politics of logos gives way to other signals, senses, and dreams? Where will our anti-capitalist antagonists emerge from? What shape will they take—red algae, toxic sovereignties, precariat posthumans—and where will this leave those clinging to the benefits of late liberalism?


Elizabeth A.... Povinelli is a professor at the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York. She has worked extensively on the merging of anthropology and gender studies in writing, filmmaking, and as an editor of journal Public Culture. Books include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism, (Duke University Press, 2016, The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality and A Public Planet Book (both 2006, Duke University Press). Wutharr, The Saltwater (2016), conceived and Realized by the Karrabing Film Collective and directed by Elizabeth A. Povinelli, was screened at the Sydney Biennale 2016.

Susanne M. Winterling was born in Rehau, Germany, where she still lives. She works across a range of media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures, and the social life of materials across our built environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglement among human/animal species and the elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. She also remains focused on historical feminist practices and the commons and highlights different ways of knowledge through embodiment. Working across a variety of media and with a constant challenging and questioning of artistic media in society, Winterling is known for her time-based installations critically engaging the representation of reality. Prevailing modernist concepts, power structures, and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leave out—including a sensual approach to media and material informed by the understanding of immersion and power as energy flows. With an emphasis on enhancing our perceptual and critical consciousness, Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials and species in our ecology. Winterling is a professor of contemporary art and the medium of installation. Recent exhibitions and projects include “Myths of the Marble,” HOK Oslo and ICA Philadelphia; “An Inventory of Shimmers” at MIT List, Cambridge, MA; Contour Biennale 2017; “Blockadia*Tiefsee,” Kunstverein Freiburg; “Hellstrom Chronicle,” Barbara Weiss Galerie Berlin; “Space Elevator: Streetbodies and Donkeydreams,” The Cologne Room, Los Angeles; “Complicity,” Kunstverein Amsterdam; Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli; e-flux, New York; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina; Kunstverein Luebeck; Fridericianum, Kassel; and Sculpture Center, New York to name a few.



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