(019) Janaina Tschäpe
'Terrains of the Body', Group Exhibition
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, [18.01.17 - 16.04.17]
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Janaina Tschäpe has been selected to exhibit in the group show ‘Total Art: Contemporary Video’ at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the institution’s first large-scale presentation of video art exploring women’s impact on the field. In particular, Tschäpe will exhibit her video Lacrimacorpus (Zeitschneide) (2004), which shot in the ballroom of the 18th century German castle Schloss Ettersberg (where the poet Goethe lived for a time), evokes history and fantasy. The film follows an extended shot of a woman in historical costume as she spins, like a music-box doll, until she collapses – a haunting image, that is heightened by the knowledge that the ballroom’s windows overlook the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp.