Friday, February 1, 2008

Transmediale.08 re-included the project 'Signature, Event, Context' to the exhibition

As reported today on the Transmediale.08 website, the project Signature, Event, Context by Janez Jansa, Janez Jansa and Janez Jansa has been officially re-included to the exhibition CONSPIRE.
This decision came along with the following mutual statement of the festival direction, the guest curator and the artists:
The performative installation 'Signature, Event, Context' as proposed to the transmediale.08 exhibition by Janez Jansa,Janez Jansa and Janez Jansa had been accepted for inclusion to the exhibition. In the run-up to the festival due to thecuratorial and ethical convictions of Natasa Petresin Bachelez, the guest curator of the transmediale.08 exhibition, adecision was taken with the festival direction to not include the project. However, after the exhibition opening, andfollowing a discussion with the artists, the festival direction has agreed with the curator to re-include the project, whilethe curator would like to distance herself from the project. A documentation of the project is on display at the foyer ofthe House of World Cultures.
The documentation of the performance is available here:


honor said...

it would be helpful to have some background context. what are the reasons why the project was excluded in the first place? the cited objections were legal and ethical reasons. but of what nature? i would be fascinated to understand the reasoning behind this curious incident.

my.block said...

That would be helpful also for me but as far as I know there is no statement from the director of Transmediale or the Guest Curator of the exhibition CONSPIRE.