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01.03. – 31.03.2020

Closed: Ina Wudtke: A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.)

HMKV Video of the Month



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+++ We are sorry to inform you that the HMKV is closed from 16 March for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The HMKV Video of the Month is therefore currently not on view. Further information will follow in due course. We apologize for the inconvenience. +++

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents current video works by international artists for the duration of one month each – selected by Inke Arns.

Ina Wudtke
A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.)
Video, DVD, english, no subtitles, 4:3, colour, 2006, 11:00 min.

In A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.), Ina Wudtke performs a poetic essay by the Belgian philosopher and writer Dieter Lesage about her work. The essay deals in a both ironic and sympathising way with the multiple layers out of which artistic work nowadays often consists, as well as with the whole range of activities many artists perform in order to make a living as an artist. The video uses joyful techniques from the DJ and MC world and features performances by Ina Wudtke aka DJ T-INA Darling, MC QUIO and singer Caro Leszcinski. A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.) is a witty, clever and provocative plea for the (female) worker in the contemporary art world.

Ina Wudtke (*1968) studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She lives and works in Berlin since 1998. Ina Wudtke’s work questions hegemonic political discourses. It strenghtens counter-discourses on themes such as gender, work and housing. From 1992 until 2004, she edited the queer-feminist artist magazine NEID. In 2011, she released a conceptual album on gentrification entitled The Fine Art of Living under her pseudonym T-INA Darling. With Dieter Lesage, she wrote the book Black Sound White Cube (Vienna: Loecker, 2010). The book The Fine Art of Living (Berlin: Archive Books, 2018) documents a decade of her artistic work on the housing question

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