D’EST Screening Chapter 7: My Significant Others – District Berlin | 29.11.2021-30.11.2022
With works by Alžběta Bačíková, Ieva Balode, Masha Godovannaya, Alex Martinis Roe, Lea Petříková.
The history of feminist video art cannot be reduced to the acknowledgment of the system which served to marginalize and exclude artists based on their gender and sexuality. This system constitutes a constellation of powers which categorize, hierarchize, and render irrelevant a broad spectrum of cultural elements: the narratives which inspire the works, aesthetic forms of expression and artistic mediums, language, and affective entanglements. Such overarching concepts as canon and art history traditionally masquerade as neutral while, in fact, they can engender and justify exclusion.
Image caption: Ieva Balode, Commission, 2020. Video still, single-channel video, 5’59’’, color, sound.