The project THE PARENTS’ BEDROOM SHOW by Elisabeth von Samsonow and #JuergenTeller, curated by Christian Bauer, Artistic Director of the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, deals with the architecture of time involved in the practice of the performing art. The exhibition is presented by Zuecca Project Space and The PhotoPhore.
The show is based on Samsonow’s performance “The Parents’ Bedroom Show“, realized in Munich in a public space, that deals with the tension between the public and the intimate, and gravitates around the Freudian fantasy of the Urszene, “primal scene”. The parents’ bedroom appears as a crossroad for individual and collective histories/ biographies. It is supposed to be the origin of the Will to Knowledge.
As the performance is a time-based event cutting the edge of time and projecting it into a non-ritual space of density and meaningfulness, photography produces singularities of an absolute past that becomes perennial.
Juergen Teller takes part in the project, not as the photographer who just archives the performance, but as a partner in crime who permits us to experience the performance even after the end of its live-acting, re-proposing that act in a different time, manipulating and inverting the ordinary time’s life-death-vector through the medium of photography.
As there is a constitutive link between performance and modes of archiving it, like photography and video, the show makes explicit how this link has to do with manipulations/recreations/artistic resettings of time.
During the opening night, ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW (action), and IDA-MARIE CORELL (sound) will perform the piece THE PSYCHOPOLITICAL SOUVENIR SHOP, that will be filmed by EBADUR RAHMAN.
The performance is realized in cooperation with THE DISSIDENT GODDESSES’ NETWORK / Contemporary Prehistories, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
Elisabeth von Samsonow & Juergen Teller
THE PARENTS’ BEDROOM SHOW
Curated by Christian Bauer, Artistic Director of the State Gallery of Lower Austria
Under the auspices of the Governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner,
and the German Ambassador to Austria H.E. Dr. Johannes Haindl
Presented by Zuecca Projects and the PhotoPhore
With the kind support of Federal Chancellery, Vienna; Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Arts, Munich; Kultur Niederösterreich; State Gallery of Lower Austria, Krems; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna; TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck; THE DISSIDENT GODDESSES’ NETWORK, Vienna.
Special thanks to Galerie Andrea Jünger, Vienna; Christine König Galerie, Vienna; Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna; Hausbrandt Trieste 1892 S.p.A, Trieste.
ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW and JUERGEN TELLER
The Parents' Bedroom Show
dates 09.05.2019 – 31.07.2019
Location: Spazio Ridotto, Calle del Ridotto 1388, San Marco, 30124 Venice
Public Opening: May 8, 2019 | h. 6.00 pm with live performance THE PSYCHOPOLITICAL SOUVENIR SHOP
Dates: May 9 – July 31, 2019 | h. 10.00 am – 6.00 pm | Free entry