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Speak in Order That I May See You or Whistle and I'll Come to You
Ausstellungstitel
curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk

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Duration: 13. 09. - 13. 10. 2018

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Beschreibung - English


FÉLICIA ATKINSON | DAVID GRUBBS | SUSAN HOWE | GERHARD RÜHM | TONI SCHMALE | ZORKA WOLLNY

An exhibition of images, words and music fabricated by, collaged by or channeled by Félicia Atkinson, David Grubbs, Susan Howe, Gerhard Rühm, Toni Schmale and Zorka Wollny.

Sounds, words and visuals. Is one person able to manoeuvre freely between all of them and planes they are positioned on? Can we imagine a collage of all these worlds being a physical space occupied by hybrids?
Only the city of music mania - Vienna - could bring out a psychoanalyst with a special ear for personal resonances. While studying the psychoanalytical dimension of music Theodor Reik observed that: “Wherever reactions to musical experiences are mentioned, words are functioning only as guideposts leading to the threshold of the domain where melodies live.” Unlike his teacher and friend Sigmund Freud Reik preferred to listen. The obsessive thoughts can turn into the compulsion to fill all the silences with a constant flow of words or a haunting melody. Melody is something more than a simple musical tune that one can hum. Melody is rather a speculum that offers insight into an unmasked realm of affects that one is allowed to glimpse because the subjects body surrendered to the resonances.

Among the many sound works of Gerhard Rühm “Ophelia and the Words” occupies a special space. One voice only - the voice of the Hamlets fiancee - is speaking to the absent interlocutors. While the meaning is lost in this cut up monologue the speech melody takes over and suggests whole worlds beyond word formulation. The dialogue was cut up and restructured to close her inside of her own mind and to let us in through the loudspeakers unable to disrupt her with our own speech. She is somewhere else. Rühm rightly diagnosed, what American artist Susan Howe puzzled took notice of as well. French musician and artist Félicia Atkinson offers a response: “This shouldn't be a dialogue: a poem as an argument”.

Rühms radio piece is striking also because the voice is the only thing we can hold on to. This exhibition starts with the voice as guide and conductor of a travel composed of passages and scraps of images, sentences and literary and cinema characters. These sounds are being reinforced and amplified by the visual collages by the sound artists involved. The continuous exchange between the radio plays played-back in a shared space sets into motion a movement between images. 

(Daniel Muzyczuk, 2018)

Pamphlet Daniel Muzyczuk


Thursday, 13.9.2018, 7 pm
Performance David Grubbs
: Short reading from David Grubb’s new book ‚Now that the audience is assembled‘ (Duke University Press) and a set of solo electric guitar.

Saturday, 15.9.2018, 1 pm
from the series CONVERSATIONS:
Gerhard Rühm in conversation with Ann Cotten and
Ferdinand Schmatz


Saturday, 22.9.2018, 11 am - 1 pm
Curated by_ GUIDED TOUR 3
Meeting Point: GABRIELE SENN GALERIE, Schleifmühlgasse 1A,
1040 Vienna, with Elke Smodics (trafo.K)
Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Christine Koenig Galerie, KRINZINGER PROJEKTE, Galerie Raum mit Licht, GABRIELE SENN GALERIE, Galerie Hubert Winter



Friday, 28.9.2018, 10 am - 1 pm

GALLERIES BREAKFAST in all participating galleries in collaboration with Vienna Contemporary
(Registration till 25/09: office@curatedby.at)

Friday, 5.10.2018, 6 - 8 pm
Curated by_ GUIDED TOUR 3
Meeting Point: GABRIELE SENN GALERIE, Schleifmühlgasse 1A,
1040 Vienna, with Elke Smodics (trafo.K)
Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Christine Koenig Galerie, KRINZINGER PROJEKTE, Galerie Raum mit Licht, GABRIELE SENN GALERIE, Galerie Hubert Winter

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Galerie
<div>Exhibition view <em>SPEAK IN ORDER THAT I MAY SEE YOU OR WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU</em> curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk, Christine König Galerie, Vienna 2018</div> <div> Sound installation with works by: Gerhard Rühm, Félicia Atkinson, Susan Howe + David Grubbs, starts every full hour</div>Exhibition view <em>SPEAK IN ORDER THAT I MAY SEE YOU OR WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU</em> curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk, Christine König Galerie, Vienna 2018FÉLICIA ATKINSON <br /><em>A poem as an argument</em>, 2018<br />collage on 100 frabriano heavy paper<br />each 100 x 70 cm <br />GERHARD RÜHM <br /><em>Untitled</em>, 1957 - 2017<br />collage on thin cardboard<br />each 40 x 30 cm <br />GERHARD RÜHM<br /><em>various titles</em>, 1991 - 2001<br />watercolor and collage / collage on thin cardboard<br />each 70 x 50 cm / 47,5 x 36 cmGERHARD RÜHM<br />DETAIL <em>stilleben</em>, 1997<br />collage on thin cardboard<br />70 x 50 cmSUSAN HOWE <br /><em>TOM TIT TOT</em>, 2017<br />digital print<br />each 30 x 23 cmSUSAN HOWE <br /><em>TOM TIT TOT</em>, 2017<br />digital print<br />30 x 23 cmExhibition view <em>SPEAK IN ORDER THAT I MAY SEE YOU OR WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU</em> curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk, Christine König Galerie, Vienna 2018<div>left: ZORKA WOLLNY, <em>Ophelias. Iconography of Madness</em>, 2012-13, video with sound, 50 min</div> <div>right: GERHARD RÜHM, ophelia und die wörter, 1968, video with sound, 29:57 min</div> <div>back: DAVID GRUBBS, <em>Untitled</em> (of two opposing breaths), 2014, wallwork, dimensions variable</div>Exhibition view <em>SPEAK IN ORDER THAT I MAY SEE YOU OR WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU</em> curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk, Christine König Galerie, Vienna 2018GERHARD RÜHM <br /><em>Untitled</em>, 1965<br />collage on photography<br />30,5 x 24 cm <br />DAVID GRUBBS<br /><em>Untitled (now that the audience is assembled)</em>, 2014<br />wallwork<br />variable dimensionsExhibition view <em>SPEAK IN ORDER THAT I MAY SEE YOU OR WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU</em> curated by_Daniel Muzyczuk, Christine König Galerie, Vienna 2018TONI SCHMALE<br /><em>Untitled (ach ach ach)</em>, 2018<br />nitro-frottage on concrete<br />54 x 73 x 4 cm

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