OPEN STUDIO KALENDER
For the residency I will start working on the topic of Coapparition*, by recuperating a family history of ‘temporary’ migration to Germany. My grandfather was a ‘guest worker’ in FRG (West Germany) at the end of the 70s, mediated to a German company, by the communist Romanian state enterprise, where he was employed. He was a welder, and in FRG he mainly worked at expanding the gas pipeline infrastructure. His personal history was of course made possible by the west Germany’s Ostpolitik ambitions, matching with those of the Romanian government at that time, and the resulting economic treaty between the two countries.
In the frame of the residency, I will revisit and document the places where my grandfather worked. I will weld the resulting material together with the prerecorded interview and research into a video work. The first insights will be presented at the end of the residency in the frame of the artist talk.
This interview is the first part of the project, Sorrow, at the Traffic Year by YeLa An.
Four Korean artists share their racist experiences and their thought of the double oppression as Asian women in Austria and Germany before and after COVID-19. Indeed, they narrate why they thematize Asian female identities and Asian bodies in their artistic works.
This project is supported by thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor., BMKÖS, and Bildrecht.
YeLa An currently based in Vienna, Austria. She studied post-conceptual art with professor Marina Grzinic at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
_For many years, she has been creating artwork concerning the mass media's former images of women and how they reflect the current state of gender (in)equality. Besides, her interest lies in analyzing the present representation of Asian women within Asia in relation to the occidental gaze.
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