viennacontemporary 2019 | VIDEO

Watch our recap of the special curated section VIDEO, introduced by Attilia Fattori Franchini. With the kind support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Video: Falling Awake
Curator: Attilia Fattori Franchini

In a selection of moving images considering the various modes of examining the contemporary condition – sleepless, aware, in constant tension between technological development, individuality, loss, desire, and mediatic presence – artists recount voyeurism and intimacy as forms of resistance revealing social anxieties along with deeper economic and power structures.
The films chosen present complex subjectivities, narrated or abstracted, at times performed by the artists themselves. Ideas related to transformation, gender, and identity affirmation appear throughout the selection, in flux, augmenting their fictional potential via digital and post-production techniques. Falling Awake envisions the condition of falling as a fundamental state, disrupting traditional modes of seeing and feeling to understand the perpetual mutability of things.

Artist List:
Rosa Aiello (CA)
Wojciech Bąkowski (PL)
Lucy Beech (UK)
Josef Dabernig (AUT)
Aria Dean (USA)
Natalie Djurberg (SWE)
Michael Franz (DE/AUT)
Barbara Hammer (USA)
Sonia Leimer (ITA/AUT)
Diego Marcon (ITA)
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings (UK)
Marianna Simnett (UK)
Leslie Thornton (USA)
Nadim Vardag (DE/AUT)

Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based in Vienna and Milan. She is the curator of the commission program BMW Open Work by Frieze and of Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily. She is currently preparing upcoming projects in Naples and Milan.

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24–27 September 2020
Marx Halle Vienna

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