Dienstag, 15.8.2023, 20.00 Uhr
For the seventh event in this year’s Tuesday@Secession series, we cordially invite you to an evening of community in the Secession’s garden. Look forward to contributions by Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber with Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (Nina Höchtl & Julia Wieger) and the band He Was a She (Elke Bitter, Judith Wiesbauer-Klieber, and Martin Wiesbauer).
He Was a She
At first glance, a strawberry is fruity and sweet, luscious and sensual—often also a bit mushy and bruised, with an alcoholic tinge. Yet just as the strawberry only appears to be a berry, nothing in the androgynous Strawberry Venus’s world is what it seems, “nothing is real”: the female and the male, lust and frustration, childhood and parenthood, aging and the trauma of everlasting youth, “Austro-” and “-Pop,” all these promises and afflictions dazzle in He Was a She’s musical world thanks to more than just one ironic refraction.
Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber with Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (Nina Höchtl & Julia Wieger)
Dear City, Who Looks Upon You?
Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber and Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (Nina Höchtl & Julia Wieger) discuss why we should care how we look at urban and social reality; which ways of seeing make these realities not just visible but also negotiable again; whether and how blanks in archives and utopian potentials of a built environment that have been dismissed as obsolete can activate a different relation to the city. He Was a She accompany the evening with paeans to everyday life in the city with all its contradictions, ghosts, and yearnings.
Tuesday@Seccession, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Dear City, Who Looks Upon You?, image: Here and Elsewhere: Nothing to be Done, 2017/2018
He was a She are Elke Bitter, Judith Wiesbauer-Klieber, and Martin Wiesbauer. Their most recent album is called Erdbeerland. www.hewasashe.com
Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber live in Vienna and Vancouver. They have worked, primarily in the medium of photography, on the politics of how cities, architectures, and urban territories are negotiated through images since 1994. www.lot.at
Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (Nina Höchtl & Julia Wieger, SKGAL) undertakes critical examinations of (hi)stories, historiography, and archives in the art and cultural context. One key objective of SKGAL’s work is to integrate feminist and decolonializing perspectives. www.skgal.org
Programmed by the board of the Secession
Curated by Christian Lübbert