Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist

Exhibition opening:
September 13, 2017, 6–9 p.m.

Exhibition dates: September 14 - December 10, 2017
Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.
Free admission.

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin

A Hunger Artist is the most ambitious work to date by London-based artist Daria Martin bringing together some themes previously explored in her work such as voyeurism, power relations, the surreal, the artist’s myth, and bodily transformations.

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

 

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Her new film is a complex, multi-layered artwork at the intersection of literature, psychology and science that experimentally adapts the modernist masterpiece “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka.

Martin presents visceral images for this allegory about a public performer who fasts for weeks to the adulation of his audience until he is left to perform for unappreciative spectators and, ultimately, to barely please only himself, unto death. The film highlights the contradictory human experience of our bodies as both ‘objects’ and ‘subjects.’

The Schering Stiftung is partner of Berlin Art Week 2017.

A Hunger Artist by Daria Martin was made with support from:
Schering Stiftung, Berlin; SITE GALLERY, Sheffield, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland

Further funding provided by:
Wellcome Trust, UK; Arts Council England, UK; University of Oxford, UK; St John’s College, Oxford, UK

Images: Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

 

 

 

 

The Ernst Schering Foundation is partner of Berlin Art Week 2017.

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