Katharina Swoboda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pelzvogelkasten

video, hd, loop (3:20 min), colour, sound

camera: leopold leskovar, performance: annika scharm, sound: sara pinheiro/katharina swoboda

 

Pelzvogelkasten [translated “fur-bird-box”] is originally an object created by Ursula Schultze-Bluhm, which she made in the iconic year of 1968. It consists of what it is named after: a sewing box, which is covered with fur and feathers with a dead pheasant on the top. The single boxes are filled with materials such as beads, maize-cobs and little puppets. These concrete materials define the production of my video material, in which the performer Annika Scharm is relating to the Pelzvogelkasten. The video is playing with imaginations of the late 1960 from a today’s point of view, and makes use of the Pelzvogelkasten as a time traveller to 1968.

 

 

screening:

You've Seen Me Before. Between Appropriation and Déjà-vu. mumok kino, museum moderner kunst kunst stiftung ludwig wien, Vienna, 2015

 

exhibition:

RGB. Galerie Klubovna, Brno, 2016

End!angered Species.  Kunstverein Wagenhalle. Stuttgart, 2016