In der Kubatur des KabinettsMittwoch, 14. Oktober
The concept of the unhomely was introduced by the critical theorist and postcolonial scholar Homi Bhabha. It describes the in-between temporality of living, in between cultures, languages, and structures of power. It does not mean `homeless´, whereas emphasizes on the feeling of estrangement from home and on complication to determine where one´s home is.
This opaque position derives from the blurring boarders between home and world, private and public, from the confusion of the counter-experiences - in Bhabha´s words: `The unhomely moment relates the traumatic ambivalences of a personal, psychic history to the wider disjunctions of political existence´. Thus, political discourse relocates to psychic identification and produces the second self - yet intimate represents collective, becomes exposed as a symptom of time and political system.
In the exhibition `the unhomely´ we seek to reflect on the condition of in-betweenness and the insiders-outsideness, by approaching our own backgrounds. Based currently in Vienna, but originally coming from different countries, we experience the hybridity of living that blends different social and cultural fragments in a strange way. The situation of the constant bridging between the realities¬ and the emerging distance to one´s own self has become the framework of the project.
with works by
curated by Liudmila Kirsanova
The project comes through the mediation of blockfrei.org (Curators’ Agenda program).
start 7pm at fluc(Praterstern)
opening 7.15pm at FLUC
curatorial tour 8pm at fluc
artistic texts and poetry reading 9.15 pm at fluc_wanne
Pille-Riin Jaik ‘The Desert Flowers’ and ‘Soviet district, 4th floor’
Sarah Pedde ‘the city’ and ‘the no city’
Elisabeth Molin selection from the artistic publication ‘yet_’
mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Bundeskanzleramt und Stadt Wien