You Are Boring!
Following the service industry boom in the first decade of the 21st century, the concept of work in the new economy has undergone another change in the last ten years: now we have the experience economy. Its most important aim is to turn experiences into a commercial commodity – a stage play about consumption into which the spectator is emotionally drawn. Kirchenbauer’s film questions once again the troublesome nature of watching and being watched. It places the still young success of queer art in a professional and institutionalised setting within the context of the new economy.
Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist, writer and music producer based in Berlin. With particular focus on affective subject formation, she examines violence as it attaches to different forms of visibility and invisibility, and considers the ways in which subjects are implicated in and situated within institutional power structures. Recently, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf presented a comprehensive solo exhibition of her work, titled FEELINGS THAT MOVE NOWHERE.
Films by Vika Kirchenbauer (Selection)
The Island of Perpetual Tickling 2018 | Welcome Address 2017 | She Whose Blood Is Clotting in My Underwear 2016 | You Are Boring! 2015 | Please Relax Now 2014 | Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship 2012