Video: Falling Awake
Curator: Attilia Fattori Franchini
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 with the help of digital and post-production techniques. Tapping into the Viennese tradition, historical feminist films
selected from Austrian collections will inform and complete the program. Falling Awake envisions the condition of falling as a fundamental state, to disrupt traditional modes of seeing and feeling, and to help understand the perpetual mutability of things.
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.
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)