Rainy Days. The exhibition features an intimate parallel universe beyond the media hype. Jirkuff filtered the flood of information and images she encountered in newspapers, on television, and on the I nternet so as to utilise her impressions for her own purposes.
Curated by Sandro Droschl
I n the exhibition Rainy Days, Susi Jirkuff presents an intimate parallel universe beyond the media hype. Over a two-year process, Jirkuff filtered the flood of information and images she encountered in newspapers, on television, and on the I nternet so as to utilise her impressions for her own purposes. Jirkuff forces a “hole” into the reality transported by the media, thus making visible an unseen, assumedly non-present everyday world. I n the process, Jirkuff subverts the mechanisms of the mass media by translating its images into drawings, into personal moments; she animates these and feeds the resulting videos and installations back into the media context.
I n three apartment-like cinematic settings, the protagonists – M r. A., an artist in a rather bad mood, his neighbour The Bitch, and the curator M r. C. – are declaring their sentimental microcosmos to be a general sentiment within society. Touring through the exhibition, a parallel narration develops between the figures – at times seeming to reflect a parable of the art scene – who ultimately fail to transcend their own private world in their dialogue. Rain patters onto the windows and evokes a sentimental feeling, a blues that Susi Jirkuff makes resonate in her image-world.
Image: Susi Jirkuff, Still aus The Bitch, 2011
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Press talk 29.6.201 2, 9 a.m.
Opening 29.6.201 2, 7 p.m.
Artist talk: 25.7.201 2, 6 p.m. with Eva M aria Stadler
Josefigasse 1 - 8020 Graz
Tue – Sat 1 0 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wed – Fri 3 – 6 p.m.