SomoS Art House dedicates its June 2014 program to the theme of “uncleanliness”. The Unclean exhibition presents works by international visual artists, performers, film makers and lecturers that deal with issues of self-identification and/or social exclusion based on common taboos and prejudices.
The performance by Josip Horvat (HR) Let Him Out is dealing with the overcoming of emotional and physical trauma of a victim of domestic violence in a samesex relationship, based on the personal experiences of the artist. In this piece the artist is encouraging the audience to participate in his defeating the restraints that physical contact with other people generate and giving control of his own body to others.
The screened videos tackle various issues all related to bodily taboos, societal value systems and self-image. Participating filmmakers are: Rosa von Praunheim (DE), Claus Ankersen (DK), Jane Chang Mi (USA), Marcella Ernest (USA), Kiera Faber (USA), Roland Farkas (HU), Jeremy Newman (US), Josip Horvat (SI).
The concept for the Unclean project is inspired by the work of David Wojnarowicz’s Fire in My Belly as excerpted for Rosa von Praunheim’s Silence = Death (1990). The full length movie by Rosa von Praunheim will be shown after the short videos.
The Unclean exhibition is open from 2pm on Saturday that day.
Josip Horvat: Let him out, 2013, 04:44
Claus Ankersen: Toxic Tuesday, 2014, 06:21
Jane Chang Mi: Throwing Stones, 2010, 01:32
Kiera Faber: Evils, 2006, 05:45
Roland Farkas: Whitewash, 2012, 01:43
Marcella Ernest: Viz-Hun, 2013, 05:04
Rosa von Praunheim: Silence = Death, 1990, 56:00
Jeremy Newman: I.Zombi, 2003, 56:10