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Artist Spotlight: Claudia Vonderlind

Our local participant Claudia Vonderlind had an especially successful time at the residency. She does what she calls “performative photography”: single images are composed into a video and presented in an interactive, installative context. She investigates role models and identities that she once believed to be obliged to fulfill, influenced by images in magazines and other media. Often, she is her own protagonist, her own canvas.

The multimedia, interdisciplinary art and psychology project RED LIPS investigates the politics of the female body with brilliant irony and bittersweet seriousness, and explores the stigmas, standards, and expectations to which women are exposed.

The artist visits each participant’s home with her MacBook, a tube of red lipstick, and a drink of choice, and leaves them alone for up to four hours. During this time, they take 144 self portraits using the laptop’s photo application. The women do not see each other’s videos. The bed reflects the participants’ intimate and private space, just as the artists’ personal laptop demonstrates her willingness to trust others. Intimacy and closeness, as opposed to disconnencted and fragmented relationships of modern everyday life, are central layers of her work.

When she started RED LIPS two years ago, Claudia made her project open to all people of all ages and genders, but only women have chosen to participate thus far.

We are happy that during our Final exhibition, Red Lips was discovered by Alfred Weidinger, Director of MdbK, who invited Claudia to have an exhibition there in July (tba). Congratulations!

Images courtesy of the artist.

Links:
Claudia Vonderlind
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Visiting: East and Central Leipzig // 26.10.17

Last week, we were led through a history and art related tour in the east of Leipzig. At our first stop at  “Pögehaus e.V.” Jan Keilhauer gave us an introduction to the aims of collective community endeavors in the east, in times of rapid gentrification. During our walking tour we stopped to speak at the old site of PILOTENKUECHE, as well as at an underground gallery Bistro 21. Our east-side tour ended with an evening visit to an opening at the MdbK.  

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Pögehaus e.V
Bistro 21
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig

Collaboration: Hai-Hsin Huang at the MdbK // 26.10.17

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of our former resident from the 32nd round at the Mdbk: Hai-Hsin Huang. PILOTENKUECHE regularly visits Leipig’s Museum of Fine Arts with it’s residents. We look forward to working with the Museum in the coming years and thank its director Alfred Weidinger for being a friend of PILOTENKUECHE.

Impressions

 

Links
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)

Guest Visit: TV ORF and Class Visit // 25.10.17

Last week we had two visiting groups at our studios. We had the opportunity to be caught on camera: Joined in conversation by director Alfred Weidinger of the MdbK, we were recorded and filmed by the TV Chanel ORF!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

We also had the chance to speak to a class of pupils, accompanied by the Leipzig based painter Marlet Heckhoff. Thank you for visiting us!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours and visits, please contact info@pilotenkueche.net.

Links
ORF
MdbK
Marlet Heckhoff

Collaboration: “Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig”

We are pleased to announce our recent collaboration with the “Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig“. PILOTENKUECHE regularly visits Leipig’s Museum of Fine Arts with it’s residents. A first approach is, that artists, who participated on the program of PILOTENKUECHE are eligible to apply for the “CONNECT Leipzig” program, which is addressed to artists from or related to Leipzig. We look forward to working with the Museum in the coming years and thank Alfred Weidinger (Director) of being a friend of PILOTENKUECHE.

Photos courtesy of MdbK

Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

Links
Museum der Bildenden Künste / Leipzig
CONNECT Leipzig