Chorus / in vain I will away

Chorus / in vain I will away is a project by B. Deubner, last exhibited in London at the ICA Gallery.  But also show in Athens at the Benaki Museum and a London Art Fair. Now the work is for sale directly through the artist. (direct purchase link coming in May 2017).

The project works with the body in unconventional ways, distilling a single heap of body, stripped of the privilege of identity, into dark spaces; exploring the representation of violence, fear and the unknown; influenced by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Butoh, Mythology and Folk Tales, a range of classical painting traditions, contemporaries like Giorgio Agamben, foreign correspondents and the timeless notion of Homo Sacer.

You can see one installation of this piece at the Benaki Museum in this video by Out of the Box Media, who curated the exhibition in Athens.

MFA show

previous exhibitions took place among others : at Goldsmiths University, London (who also purchased a piece for their collection); the ICA in London & the Benaki Museum in Athens.

© artist: Birgit Deubner ; project: Chorus / in vain I will away
© artist: Birgit Deubner ; project: Chorus / in vain I will away
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© artist: Birgit Deubner ; project: Chorus / in vain I will away ; dimensions variable

The project which I mainly present here inhabits a space between photography and painting, I explored, researched and responded to concerns of identity, body, renaissance painting, and the relationship between the practice of inquisition and contemporary cross-cultural relationships. I hoped to use this project as a goalpost from which I planned to depart into further research, continuing the process of image making.

 

 

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