December 13, 2018, 10 am – 2 pm
Many thanks to the artist Ann Schomburg for her lecture “DATING THE LIVING DEAD – Human Nature in the Float of Consumption” and discussing the works of our participants within the studio program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency & Art School.
“Within her artistic research Schomburg refers to her personal observation of social phenomenons around her. Viewing everything under the attitude that all truth is an individual interpretation, she challenges a concept of a common sense. Schomburg suggests new viewpoints such as “arthacks” that are supposed to hack reality by the tools of art. Satirical attempts can be tough within a mass culture that creates images which are hard to overdraw in a cynical flavor. Shows such as the bachelor, jungle camp, big brother, snog marry avoid or naked dating shows already rise the question, if this could have a serious intention without including a social critique itself.
Schomburg will explain her viewpoint with the example of he latest Performance “the Boyfriendcasting”, a hybrid reality dating show. For her lecture Schomburg will present some of her projects to give samples for some networking wins and fails, different ways of research and her body of works showing that the famous red line in an artistic career could be more than just a visual surface.
Including an upcoming project that gives an insight into her artistic practice and a preview to her research to her new movie “virtual loneliness” (working title), where she explains early stages of research and how to hack a lack of scholarship.” (Text by courtesy of Ann Schomburg)
Ann Schomburg (*1984) lives and works in Berlin. Schomburg is working on strategies of infiltration to given structures by adapting the logic of the specific system.
More information on the ANN SCHOMBURG Website.