Fate of Alien Modes, Jack Goldstein, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1975, Installation view, Secession 2003, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Fate of Alien Modes

Chantal Akerman, Judith Barry, Thomas Bayrle, Noël Burch, Shirley Clarke, Ingemo Engström, Harun Farocki, Morgan Fisher, Penelope Georgiou, Jack Goldstein, Angela Hareiter, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Rainer Kirberg, Malcolm LeGrice, Mark Lewis, Babette Mangolte, Mark Nash, Nagisa Oshima, Ulrike Ottinger, Karl Sierek, Jean-Marie Straub / Danièle Huillet, Elisabeth Subrin, Michael Snow, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Oscar Zarate

Curated by Constanze Ruhm

May 10 – June 22, 2003

The exhibition Fate of Alien Modes charts a terrain emerging at the intersection of artistic and cinematic models and discourses. It foregrounds different forms of representation generated by each respective practice, to render visible the mechanisms operating within. The cinematic apparatus is understood as an economy unfolding into a spatiality of different modes of production, thus allowing for a changed perspective on art. The shift from being “on cinema” to drawing on an economy illuminates and recollects the structures, forces, and subjects at work in the relations between society, cinema, and culture. These subjects are developed along the lines corresponding to the framework of art institutions by reflecting on contemporary artistic and curatorial practices.