Chorus / in vain I will away

Chorus / in vain I will away is a project by B. Deubner that 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.

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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