Mariechen Danz

Cube Cell Stage

Exhibition in the GAK 10 March - 3 June 2012

As Mariechen Danz (*1980 in Dublin 1980, lives in Berlin) sees it, the failure of hierarchically organized structures is obvious. She questions the accepted codes with which our knowledge, our discourse, and our view of other eras and cultures operate. In drawings, objects, installations, performances, and music, she reveals unquestioningly accepted boundaries and unearths what colonial habits of thought have obliterated. Her most important instruments in this endeavor are language and the body. Language functions as a means of communication as long as we remain within the universally established frameworks. But who determines them? And what exists beyond these confines? The body, as the point of departure for the coded perspectives and the right and wrong decisions we make, as the site of frictions that may emerge between what has been agreed upon and what is possible.

Eds.: GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Kunstverein Göttingen

Essays: Mariechen Danz, Janneke de Vries, Laura Schleussner and Valerie Smith

German / English

80 p., about 40 colour images
Softcover, 22 x 29 cm

Distanz, Berlin 2014

ISBN 978-3-942405-66-9
Incl. download voucher for an unpublished song by Danz’s band UNMAP.

23,- EUR / Members of GAK 20,- EUR