Special Announcement: The Exit by Dana Sederowsky

Our new Nordic Alum, Dana Sederowsky, talks about her participation in a group exhibition in the capital city of Tbilisi, Georgia, in which she presented a video performance. The exhibition will be up at the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art until May 28.

I started a video performance project called Special Announcements in 2006. In many ways, this project has become a personal and ongoing exploration for me. The work is constructed by my own very specific dramaturgic, linguistic, and aesthetic system of rules.

In The Exit, one short sequence of the larger Special Announcements project, the camera is fixed and there is a monochromatic background. The only elements the viewers see are my face, body, and words. Each element acts autonomously, in front and behind the camera. Through this piece, I want to explore various dimensions of the human condition, often with a tinge of the absurd. Focusing on human psychology, the use of language, and the apparent meaninglessness of life, I often use repetition. Repeated motifs offer both a means of expression and method of working.

I was recently invited to be a part of the group exhibition at MOMA in Tbilisi, Georgia. The exhibition, entitled Shots Across the Plane, opened on May 9th and showcases a group of prominent video artists: Hito Steyerl, Pipilotti Rist, Janet Biggs, myself, Tamara K.E., and Tamar Chaduneli. The show is curated by Jeremy Gales & Nino Macharashvili and organized by Project Artbeat.

Thanks to the kind support of IASPIS and the Swedish Embassy, I had the opportunity to bring my work to Tbilisi and attend the show personally.

Read more about Dana’s work at www.DanaSederowsky.com

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