9 November - 1 December 2006
Exhibition opening on Thursday, 9 November 2006, 18-21 h
In the project “Kissen“ (“Cushions”) Katharina Razumovsky takes the subject of “transformation“ literally. Participants use the cushions on which body parts and faces have been printed and stitched by the artist like masks, transforming themselves into old or odd-looking people. Making faces or tearing their eyes wide open they stage the all too human fear of change. Thus the actors perform the everyday drama of people unable to cope with the demanding standards of their own society. The tabooization of aging and of one’s own mortality is the back side of the exclusion of socially marginalized groups. The actions, aesthetically concentrated in the photographs, assume intensity through their own spontaneity. They intervene and disrupt existing situations, reacting to a given setting. The onlookers become co-actors, and their environment, the backdrop.