Christa Biedermann, Austrian artist who lives in Berlin and Vienna shows animations and performance films. The artist who eludes any kind of categorization, paints, draws, photographs and makes films and videos, where she mostly appears herself in front of the camera. In her videos, she critically and ironically questions the society and the demands on the artists by the society, especially on female artists. She thus markedly disappoints expectations on her work as image-artifacts as well as the expected image of her as woman and artist. Even though she hence carries on with the tradition of artists like Carolee Schneemann and Valie Export, the source of her inspirations are rather related to actresses and comedian of the 20's of last century. Or, she quotes Tucholsky: “What satire is permitted to?- Everything!”
Always paired with humor, Christa Biedermann will also give some live contributions playing piano and as live act accompanying some of her films.
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Artist Link: http://christa-biedermann.jimdo.com/