Solo exhibition "Bona Dea" by Lina Hermsdorf
Image credit: Lina Hermsdorf, „Bona Dea“, 2022, video still
Curated by Frederike Sperling
Vernissage: February 15, 2022, 7 - 10pm
Finissage: April 9, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm
Exhibition duration: February 16, 2022 – April 09, 2022
Artist and choreographer Lina Hermsdorf presents the third episode of her audiovisual work "Bona Dea". In this piece, Lina Hermsdorf explores an ancient cult site - a forest in Umbria (Italy) open to women only - as a body of knowledge. In so doing, she opens up geopoetic perspectives on nature.
Drone videos, CGI footage and Google Earth material showing the forest from different perspectives constitute the visual framework for the video installation. Fused with biographical details from the narrator, Paola Dionisotti (*1953), "Bona Dea" speaks of cyclical rhythms and reminds us of the inescapable laws of growth, decay and aging processes. In her practice, Lina Hermsdorf questions anthropocentric views and refers to our complex relations with nature. Especially now, with the pandemic making us acutely aware of our fragility and interdependency, Lina Hermsdorf draws our attention to our relationship with the natural and to the diversity of possible narratives.
The exhibition is part of the Foto Wien Festival 2022 and will be accompanied by a public program that will be announced shortly.