13. Januar bis 1. Mai 2022
mit Werken von Mia Bailey, Jonas Baumann, Eleonor Beale, Sylvie Boisseau & Frank Westermeyer, Dmitry Bulnygin, Elmas Deniz, Tomas Eller, Hayden Fowler, Gentle Women, Eva Giolo, Masha Godovannaya, Bettina Grossenbacher, Anette C. Halm, Luzia Hürzeler Ji Su Kang-Gatto, Frantiček Klossner, Wolfgang Lehrner, Yue Liang, Matthieu La-Brossard und Nathan Clement, Theres Liechti, Jess MacNeil, Tommaso Malato Renda, Angela Marzullo, Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Mladen Miljanović, Sebastian Mundwiler, Natacha Nisic, Christoph Oertli, Valentina Pini, Elodie Pong, Jhafis Quintero González, Salphinah Savin, Ultra, Yury Vassiliev, Martina Wolf, Chen Xiaoyun, Gyonyoung Yoon, Yuge Zhou / initiiert und kuratiert von Andrea Domesle, Videocity Basel
Schwedisch-Schweizerisches Austauschprojekt, initiiert von Stefan Gautschi und Martin Garwicz
in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Grace S. Sandblom Fund und dem Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities
Vorträge und Workshops mit Carolina Liebling, Frantiček Klossner, Urs Schürch
Birgit Rausing Zentrum für Medizinische Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Lund, Schweden
Human states of aggregation: Frantiček's artistic work is permeated with existential questions. In his videos, installations, and drawings, the human body functions as a representative for the processes of psychological individuation and social interdependencies. The video installation «ex vivo - in vitro» addresses the human image of the present in a particularly forceful way. The artist uses large glass balloons filled with water as image carriers for his video projections. The curved volumes distort and stretch the images like convex mirrors. Soaked in liquid, preserved and isolated from each other, we discover naked human bodies and talking heads moving slowly. The scenery is reminiscent of anatomical human specimens, preserved in formalin, as we know them from the collections of medical history museums. But the isolated bodies are very lively and by no means dead. Their activity quickly makes you forget about the comparison to the anatomical preserved specimen. Heads rotate around their own axis like globes. The passing faces become world maps of lives already lived. In enigmatic words, the enclosed spirits speak to themselves and to us. They speak of love and longing, of closeness and distance, of hope and confidence. The poetic presence of the preserved and separated individuals conveys a powerful and very topical image of human aggregate states.