A group exhibition that resists the conventional format of the touring show to be transcribed into a 30-minute narrative on digital film
A group exhibition, curated by Diana Baldon and Ilse Lafer and developed that attempts to re-articulate the notion of "counter-production" as a possible form of thought and practice. In the late 1960s this aesthetic strategy was described by filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge as a mode of "counter-control" built with the organisation of individual experiences for infiltrating hegemonic structures. When displayed in Vienna last year, Counter-Production originally examined gestures of artistic production whose political, economical, technological and socio-cultural conditions interrogated to what extent and in what ways artists and art institutions participate in and confront contemporary global production and capital. Counter-Production (Part 2), instead, daringly resists the conventional format of the touring show to be transcribed into a 30-minute narrative on digital film. As a cinematic sequel directed by the cinematographer Attila Boa, this virtual incarnation of the former presentation is realised as a one-channel video projection made of short clips that follow a filmic narrative defined by the curator and a structuralist approach to filmmaking adopted by the cinematographer. Featuring works by Ricardo Basbaum, Mary Ellen Carroll, Dexter Sinister, Goldin+Senneby, Marine Hugonnier, Henrik Olesen, Marion von Osten, Seth Price, Josephine Pryde, Johannes Porsch, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Josef Strau. Opening Friday, 27 September 2013, 5 - 8 p.m.