Strategien der Identitätssuche:
Iris Julia Gütler
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catalogue of operas between 2004 to 2010
with an article by Elisabeth Fritz
Paperback: 48 sheets
Publisher: Iris Julian (Gütler), Vienna, 2010
Languages: German, English
The artistic working process of Iris Julian very often results in serial structures. The serial formation lends itself to the excerption of freeze images from video works: the stills transform the movements' continuum in singular steps. The serial aesthetic can be also made visible by a single photograph: “transit_360”, a project at the interface of performance and photography is working explicitly with “a picture within a picture effect”: the stays in various cities remain visible as sediment in the photographs. The series as an idea as such bears the potential for an infinite continuation and repetition. In this sense the artworks are understood without beginning and ending, as a chain which comes into existence in the context of thematic fields and ends arbitrarily. This also means that they are apt for resuming, reinterpretation and transformation.
split identities / bodies / choreographiesIris Julian
with a foreword by Sigrid Gareis
Paperback: 84 sheets
Publisher: Iris Julian (Gütler), Vienna, 2008
The theme of this tripartite publication unfolds itself along the chain of terms identity/sex/body/soul. Its theoretical starting point is based in various positions as they are e. g. represented by Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan. They all have something in common, namely an understanding of “identity” which is not essentialistic any more. The term “soul” is not perceived as some kind of core inside the subject or the being, instead the human personality is read in a multilayered way and interpreted as influenced by the outside world.
By dealing with these constructs of ideas in a perennial process a selfanalysis full of relish evolved, which is partly autobiographical partly fictive.