Exhibitionin Birsfelden / Switzerland
Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition “On Fire – Vulnerable Footage” investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere etc. Liveliness, disease and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. In this transformation, people, and their bodies are captured and archived. This creates the paradox of an illusion of eternity, which at the same time refers to the future absence of the filmed person. Film and video are flickering testimonies to melancholy, a contemporary memento mori.
Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus & Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis.
Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin (Basler Dokumentartage) and Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS Birsfelden).
This exhibition is commissioned by ‘BASLER DOKUMENTARTAGE 19’, co-hosted by Kaserne Basel, ROXY Birsfelden, junges theater basel, KLARA, Theodorskirche, and SALTS, Birsfelden.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, zürich moves!, Deli Projects and L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung.
Opening hours 12 – 14 Apr 2019 Fr – Su 2 – 6 pm
after that: Fridays 2 – 6 pm, Saturdays 1 – 5 pm and by appointment +41 79 372 81 75.