Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Love is the best, most insidious, most effective instrument of social repression.”
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Fassbinder’s idea of the exploitative potential of love contradicts the romantic idealism we are commonly sold in films and love songs. This disparity is what inspires my artistic practice. Imagery from pop culture serves as a language in which to discuss the semiotics of love, lust and the power dynamics at play therein.
In this exhibition the discussion centres upon the 1930 song ‘Falling in Love Again’ by Friedrich Hollaender, and 2 of its most famous interpretations by Marlene Dietrich and Klaus Nomi.
Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt,
Denn das ist meine Welt – und sonst gar nichts. (German original)
Falling in love again, never wanted to,
What am I to do, can’t help it. (English version)