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Video: Falling Awake
Curator: Attilia Fattori Franchini

In a selection of moving images considering the various modes of examining the contemporary condition – sleepless, aware, in constant tension between technological development, individuality, loss, desire, and mediatic presence – artists recount voyeurism and intimacy as forms of resistance revealing social anxieties along with deeper economic and power structures.

The films chosen present complex subjectivities, narrated or abstracted, at times performed by the artists themselves. Ideas related to transformation, gender, and identity affirmation appear throughout the selection, in flux, augmenting their fictional potential via digital and post-production techniques. Falling Awake envisions the condition of falling as a fundamental state, disrupting traditional modes of seeing and feeling to understand the perpetual mutability of things.

 

Nadim Vardag
Opening Shot (Schindler House), 2016, 3:20 min

26.09: 10:30/ 13:41/ 16:52 27.09: 12:00/ 15:11/ 18:22;
28.09: 11:00/ 14:11/ 17:22; 29.09: 11:00/ 14:12/ 17:22.

 

Leslie Thornton
Cut from liquid to snake, 2018, 26:14 min

26.09: 10:33/ 13:44/ 16:55; 27.09: 12.03/ 15.14/ 18:25;
28.09: 11:03/ 14:14/ 17:25; 29.09: 11:03/ 14:14/ 17:25.

 

Josef Dabernig
Jogging, 2000, 11 min

26.09: 10:59/ 14:14/ 17:28.; 27.09: 12.29/ 15.44/ 18:58;
28.09: 11:29/ 14:44/ 17:58 ; 29.09:11:29/ 14:44/ 17:58.

 

Nathalie Djurberg
ALLES IST GUT, 2008, 4:42 min

26.09: 11:10/ 14:25/ 17:39.; 27.09: 12:40/ 15:55;
28.09: 11:40/ 14:55/ 18:09; 29.09: 11:40/ 14:55.

 

Diego Marcon
Storie di Fantasmi per adulti, 2010, 16:22 min

26.09: 11:15/ 14:29/ 17:44.; 27.09: 12:45/ 15:59;
28.09: 11:45/ 14:59/ 18:14; 29.09: 11:45/ 14:59.

 

Aria Dean
(meta)models “I” is a crowd (demo), 2019, 5:52 min

26.09: 11:31/ 14:46/ 17:50.; 27.09: 13:01/ 16:16;
28.09: 12:01/ 15:16/ 18:20; 29.09: 12:16/ 15:09.

 

Michael Franz
Quantities, 2019, 9:12 min 

26.09: 11:37/ 14:52/ 18:06.; 27.09: 13:07/ 16:22;
28.09: 12:07/ 15:16/ 18:36; 29.09: 12:07/ 15:16.

 

Rosa Aiello
The Coquette, 2018, 24:32 min

26.09: 11:46/ 15:01/ 18:15.; 27.09: 13:16/ 16:31;
28.09: 12:16/ 15:31/ 18:45; 29.09: 12:16/ 15:31.

 

Sonia Leimer
Pink Lady, 201, 6:26 min

26.09: 12:11/ 15:25/ 18:40.; 27.09: 13:41/ 16:55;
28.09: 12:41/ 15:55; 29.09: 12:41/ 15:55.

 

Lucy Beech
Reproductive Exile, 2018, 30 min

26.09: 12:17/ 15:32/ 18:46; 27.09: 13:47/ 17:02;
28.09: 12:47/ 16:02; 29.09: 12:47/ 16:02.

 

Wojciech Bąkowski
Yeti, 2017, 7:15 min

26.09: 12:47/ 16:02/ 19:16; 27.09: 14:17/ 17:32;
28.09: 13:17/ 16:32; 29.09: 13:17/ 16:32.

 

Aria Dean
Eulogy of a Black Mass, 2017, 5:54 min

26.09: 12:54/ 16:09/ 19:23; 27.09: 14:24/ 17:39;
28.09: 13:24/ 16:39; 29.09: 13:24/ 16:39.

 

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings
Something for The Boys, 2018, 16:30 min

26.09: 13:00/ 16:15/ 19:29; 27.09: 14:30/ 17:45;
28.09: 13:30/ 16:45; 29.09: 13:30/ 16:45.

 

Barbara Hammer
No No Nooky Tv, 1987, 11:48 min

26.09: 13:17/ 16:31/ 19:46; 27.09: 14:47/ 18:01;
28.09: 13:47/ 17:01; 29.09: 13:47/ 17:01.

 

Marianna Simnett
The Needle and the Larynx, 2016, 15:27 min
26.09: 13:29/ 16:43/ 19:58; 27.09: 14:59/ 18:13;
28.09: 13:59/ 17:13; 29:09: 13:59/ 17:13

 

 

 

Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based in Vienna and Milan. She is the curator of the commission program BMW Open Work by Frieze and of Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily. She is
currently preparing upcoming projects in Naples and Milan.

With the kind support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Artist List:

Rosa Aiello (CA)
Wojciech Bąkowski
(PL)
Lucy Beech
(UK)
Josef Dabernig
(AUT)
Aria Dean
(USA)
Natalie Djurberg
(SWE)
Michael Franz
(DE/AUT)
Barbara Hammer
(USA)
Sonia Leimer
(ITA/AUT)
Diego Marcon
(ITA)
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings
(UK)
Marianna Simnett
(UK)
Leslie Thornton
(USA)  
Nadim Vardag
(DE/AUT)

Full Program here