VALIE EXPORT Center Linz Schriften Vol. 1

The Virtual Body. From the Prosthetic to the Post-biological Body

Ed. by Marius Babias and Sabine Folie
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2020

“This essayist documentary relates the history of the body as a journey of body represen­tations and performances, from the earliest civilizations up until our digital era. It deals with body rituals, body movements and body inscriptions in dif­ferent cultures, with the civilized body in arts and science, and finally with the virtual, intangible body. It tells of replicants, hybrids, chimeras, avatars, aliens, robots, girl monsters, and cyber feminists. But also of modern genetic research and its dream of artificial life.” VALIE EXPORT, Sprich Körper [Speak Body], 2011, synopsis to a later version of the script, VALIE EXPORT Center Linz (VEC), bundle 148.

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Crossing Europe 2020 - EXTRACTS
at Ars Electronica

09 – 13/09/2020

On the initiative of the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz CROSSING EUROPE will focus on the wide-ranging cinematographic œuvre in a selection of the feature and experimental films by the artist from Linz. Her dealings with the societal role of the woman, her experiments with new media, and the changed perception through it, make VALIE EXPORT an international pioneer of media art and feminist art.

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Current Information

Since 04 May 2020, the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz has again been conducting research on site. We must continue to exercise utmost care concerning the risk of infection. Your health and the health of the people around us are still a priority.

There are no general customer service hours. Please make an individual appointment. No events will take place until 31 August 2020.

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz / University of Art Linz is thus following the recommendations of the Federal Government and is taking steps to minimize health risks to members of the university community stemming from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz is closed in August. Dates can be arranged up to and including July 30 and from September 1.

We thank you for your understanding.

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Archival Glimpses, Take 9
The Artist at International Film Festivals

01/03 – 31/08/2020

Two display cases at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz with contents that change every three months provide insights into the Archive on the basis of physical documents from the premature legacy.

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Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv

dates to follow

We would like to accommodate the great interest in the Center with the format Enter the Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv, and provide a preliminary look at the oeuvre and the premature legacy of the Linz-born media and performance artist VALIE EXPORT.
Enter The Center_ Exklusiv ins Archiv takes place every first Monday of the month, 17.00, in the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz.

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Reference Library

for current reasons only by appointment

Support by the Library of the University of Art and Design Linz ensures that all of VALIE EXPORT Center Linz's publications can be publicly researched.

Acquisitions by the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz which are to illustrate contemporary discourses in the fields of performance, media and visual studies, film, psychoanalysis, feminism, and philosophy will also be entered on an ongoing basis.

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Curator Sabine Folie
29/09/2020, 19.00
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

Today, VALIE EXPORT is internationally considered to be one of the most important exponents of conceptual media, performance and cineastic art. In honour of her 80th birthday, the LENTOS, whose holdings of works by VALIE EXPORT were substantially enlarged in 2015 when the museum purchased the artist’s pre-death estate, will present a selection of outstanding works.

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Conference postponed to autumn due to the current situation around COVID-19, information to follow

In 1999, VALIE EXPORT drafts a screenplay titled The Virtual Body. From the Prosthetic to the Post-biological Body, where she compiles insights, visions, and projections regarding the history of the (virtual) body from the Middle Ages through to the present. However, lack of funding prevents its becoming a reality. This script is now available, edited, provided with an extensive annotation apparatus and richly illustrated, and gives occasion for an assessment.

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Professorship Performance Art and Time-related Media Art

Start summer semester 2020
University of Art and Design Linz

At the University of Art and Design Linz the 2020 summer semester will see the beginning of teaching within the framework of the university professorship Performance Art and Time-related Media Art. Sabine Folie holds the professorship.

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PhD Junior Fellowships

Scholarship holders

Start summer semester 2020
University of Art and Design Linz

The scholarships for doctoral students at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz, announced by the University of Art and Design Linz, are starting their research activities.

Two Junior Fellowship scholarships were announced last summer. The candidates selected by a jury of experts have convinced with their dissertation projects.

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