Mette Ingvartsen: to come (extended)

Mette Ingvartsen: to come (extended) © Jens Sethzman

Jul 22 2019
Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1
Vienna 1070
Phone: +4315235558
Monday, July 22, 2019
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Now they are all finally presented together: the four extra-sharp "Red Pieces" by Mette Ingvartsen, "to come (extended)", "7 Pleasures", "21 pornographies" and "69 positions". In her series, the Danish artist reflects on the history of sexuality, as it has been shown in performance and performance art since the 1960s to today. In her pieces, Ingvartsen deals with nudity and gender relations in very different artistic compositions, with the cultural construction and manipulation of bodies up to the ways how we have sex together. Ingvartsen encounters all this with wit and sensuality, political sensitivity and great candor.

Eroticism and sexuality, the culture of intimacy, have become permanently exhibited events in a society that has turned pleasure into a consumerist duty. In the media and in advertising, on the Internet and in the cinema: fantasies and promises abound everywhere. In "to come (extended)", a large group of performers wrapped in blue body suits demonstrates how the private and the public merge. Bodies form choreographic dream machines and orgasm sculptures for this "Red Piece". They generate a rhythmic pulsing and let social structures dissolve into sensual delight in the process.

Duration: 60 min

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