- Designed by
students of the MA Program Studies in Art and Culture in the context of the project-bound seminar Private Matter by Stefanie Kitzberger (Collection and Archive) and Jenni Tischer (Art and Knowledge Transfer) in the winter semester 2021/22.
Siena Brunnthaler, Anna Draxl, Helene Eisl, Claudia Geringer, Levi Knoll, Melina Papoulia, Julia Reißner, Anna Schmitzberger, Lisa Vötter, Rebecca Wendeborn, Vivian Zech
University of Applied Arts
Vordere Zollamtstraße 7
Foyer Main Entrance
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„I am in transition. I am in the waiting room between two mutually exclusive systems of representation.“ With these words Paul B. Preciado describes the state of transition into which non-binary and migrant bodies are forced. Rather than understanding transition as a means of social exclusion it could serve as a precondition to radically question juridical, political and social norms.
Based on this thought experiment, the class of the seminar Private Matter has developed the installation Limitations and Ubiquity of Sight / Side / Site #5. It discusses transitions from thought to action, from the private to the public, as well as spatial and social transformations in the context of the political. Despite the perceptible and efficacious boundaries between the public and the private, both sides pervade each other and create spaces of transition. The political cannot sole be located within the public but has always been intrinsically entangled with forms and practices of privacy and intimacy. Relations of invisibility and visibility become central in socio political debates on (equal) access and participation.
In which ways are the boundaries of the private and the public connected? Can we think of narratives that would replace the construct of binary spheres? What sites and structures do we imagine? And how can we, in this context, rethink the university as a public institution?