Ich seh' kein Außen
What ideologies are inherent in the figure of the artist, what kind of role do I play in society as a person who produces art? My starting point for this discussion is to critically work through the ideals of freedom that are associated with this profession and, in this context, to examine how dispositives of self-realisation and authenticity are functionalised in capitalist structures.
The work consists of nine (self-)portraits of different artists and a lyrical text that revolves around thought processes and personal narratives in multiple perspectives based on conversation transcripts.
In order to appropriate my own uneasiness, which grew more and more towards my profession as an artist, I invited nine fellow artists to reflect with me, first in conversation and then photographically, on their own performance within their role as artists.
In addition to the room installation with light boxes and a one-channel video projection, the work also exists in book form - where the text, among other things, is accessible in its entirety.