A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION BY MZ*BALTAZAR’S LABORATORY
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Mz* Balthazar’s Exhibition Opening of “Tales of Delusion— Part II” will be postponed till 4 April 2020. The postponement depends on whether the situation considerably improves and government regulations lift by this date. Please stay tuned for more information closer to the date.
Let’s take care of ourselves and each other during these precarious times. Stay healthy!
Date: 18 March – 14 April 2020
Opening*: 18 March 2020, 19:00
Performance at 19:30 by Yonka Dragomanska Tsvetkova
Finisage*: 14 April 2020, 19:00
Closing celebration with a live choir
Patrícia J. Reis
with the special participation of:
Yonka Dragomanska Tsvetkova
Graphic Design: Stephanie Misa
Waking up between the requisites of innumerable names. Arbitrariness of visibility paired with the hierarchisation of the fast-pace attention economy, automated operative letters, content beyond embodied perception.
The no longer and not yet to be. Untold. In a short moment one is clipping a name, grasping for breath. How come I have never heard of you?
In Tale of delusion, the Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory collective claims an anti-narcissistic approach of dehierarchising the codes of legitimacy in the perspective of feminist, female*, and non-binary artists. It is doing so by means of a programmed bot that is searching and displaying the names of those* artists found on-line. A female professional singer is empowering its visibility through her loud voice. The data bank is open to the audience to contribute.
Tale of delusion is constructing a symbiosis of the visible and the vulnerable, manifesting the recurrent ambiguity of human control.
About the collective:
Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory is a collective working on the intersection of art, science, technology, and feminism based in Vienna since 2009. Fluid in its composition and background, the members of the collective diversify from art, theory, activism, and hacking. The exhibition and events of Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory are open to all audiences and are intended to support women* and those who work on feminist issues, empowerment, and overturning patriarchy.
As of August 2019 the collective consists of Ana Loureiro, Lale Rodgarkia Dara, Patrícia J. Reis, Sophie Thun, Stefanie Wuschitz, and Taga Torosyan.