SALTS Birsfelden: On Fire, 2019

On Fire – Vulnerable Footage
at SALTS Birsfelden
11 April – 11 May 2019

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Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis

Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin (Basler Dokumentartage) and Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS Birsfelden).

Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition "On Fire – Vulnerable Footage" investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.

The exhibition is commissioned by the Basler Dokumentartage 19.

Opening: Thu 11 April 2019, 5 pm
with Jannik Giger, Legion Seven, and Awet Tesfazghi

Opening hours: 12–14 April 2019 Fr–Su 2–6 pm, after that until 11 May: Fridays 2–6 PM, Saturdays 1–5 pm and by appointment

On Fire – Vulnerable Footage is kindly supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, zürich moves!, Deli Projects, SALTS, L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung, Institut Kunst – HGK FHNW, Basel, Tweaklab, Bravo Ricky, Verein für die Erforschung und Vermittlung audiovisueller Kulturgüter.

Thank you to Medhanie Abraham and Adam Bagnowski with Fabián Rivera, Chris Handberg, Fred Kieschnick, Stephan Kümin, Johannes Willi, Lea Leuenberger, Elia Bianchi, Sandra Lichtenstern, and Martina Kausch, Chus Martínez, Stefan Mireke, Jannik Giger, Abdurahim Ahmed, Matthias Pugin, Cevat Sari and Olivier Rossel.


13. August 2019

Tischhosts gesucht! Unser Social Muscle Club ist am 17. August zu Gast am Zürcher Theater Spektakel. Gemeinsam mit dem Speki feiern wir den 40. Geburtstag des Festivals – mit dem wohl grössten SMC aller Zeiten. Dafür suchen wir noch …mehr

09. August 2019

We would like to thank you very much for your support. You, 47 people, support the residency with 7'500 Swiss francs - and thus make an important contribution to the living costs of our guest artists, the creation of the final exhibition an …mehr

16. Juli 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0RIIU0hooc&t=4s   [EN]     In the heart of Lugano we have opened the artist residence Lago Mio, a large apartment with a magnificent mountain and lake panorama – big enough for three artists to …mehr

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Media:

Cura Magazine
Contemporary Art Switzerland
Artviewer

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Hauptstrasse 12
4127 Birsfelden

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Photos opening: Nicolas Gysin
Graphic design: Ronnie Fueglister

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