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Panic: Perverted
Performance with Ana Hoffner

Panic: Perverted Performance with Ana Hoffner

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 7 p.m.

In 1969 VALIE EXPORT enlarged the parameters of cinema with her body. She appeared in trousers that displayed her genitals in a cinema in Munich to show that the division between the stage/screen and the audience is not only a question of media but also a question of gender. Like VALIE EXPORT, Ana Hoffner chooses to include her own body in a media installation that provokes self-reflection. The audience is projected on to a square between her legs and is confronted with its own involvement within the closed circle of power. Who is allowed to watch and who is supposed to be under surveillance? If strategies of feminism have to be articulated for the present (and this is her intent) than it is necessary to put them into a broader setting of politics and histories. That means that „Panic: Perverted ” cannot remain a silent reconstruction of what happened 40 years ago. We have to ask even bigger questions like: Who is allowed to speak and take the position of an active subject?

Ana Hoffner, born 1980 in Paracin/YU, lives and works in Vienna/AT. Ana Hoffner studied Postconceptual Art Practices between 2002 and 2007 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the class of Marina Gržinić. Recently she exhibited in Dear Anus, Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Vienna or Oktobarski Salon, Beograd. Her last performances were Panic: Perverted, ICI Kulturlabor, Berlin, Queer Festival, Beograd, Reartikulacija, Ljubljana, Rdece Zore, Ljubljana or The Making of…, Pride Week, Istanbul. Photo: Ana Hoffner

Photo: Ana Hoffner