Zebra #1: Forever Young!?
- Time of day7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
- Duration90 minutes
- RegistrationNo registration necessary
The sociological categories of childhood, youth, and adulthood would appear to be obsolete. Now, youth may continue forever, and in an age of constant repositioning and destabilization, it no longer ends as it used to, with the transition to adulthood, a lifelong career, starting one’s own family, etc. Rather, youth expands endlessly. The excessive emphasis on youth is connected to the paradigm of naturalness, the preference for the “naturally beautiful” as opposed to the “artificially beautiful.” In social media, an opposite trend can be diagnosed: selfies with distorted faces, masks, and contouring are phenomena that indicate that the artificial is no longer scorned, but instead appreciated. In the digital public space, it serves as a necessary tool for preserving some remnant of privacy and identity.
How do film, literature, and fashion reflect the ageless aesthetic of digital culture? How does the shift of body images and identities articulate itself in the analog space?
With sprezzatura, the first ZEBRA moves between critical analysis, artistic manifestation, and girlsplaining to questions of gender and taste. Musical empowerment is provided by the anniversary mix “Forever Young” by Public Possession. Foyer.
The eternal now – Lucy McKenzie: Inspiration. Appropriation. Illusion.
Dialog with Dr. Polina Gedova & Dr. Michael Press Lucy McKenzie, born in Glasgow in 1977, uses the materials of painting, design, installation and writing in her work. She takes objects and motifs from the history of architecture and design, from literature, music and film, as well as from fashion, politics and sport, and alters these source materials using the teGo to the event