The Experiment 5, Photo: Meike Schmidt Gleim

The Experiment 5

Maria Hahnenkamp, Meike Schmidt-Gleim, Dagmar Trampisch – I will always

Curated by Hemma Schmutz

July 5 – August 26, 2001

Since the fascination in looking is founded on separation from what is seen, the field of vision is also, and most appropriately, the field of desire. (Mary Kelly in Desiring Images / Imaging Desires)

In the text cited above, Mary Kelly sketches the various possibilities for escaping of the female dilemma of simultaneously being the object and the subject of desire: androgyny, purposely assuming the patriarchal facade, or a kind of iconoclasm, in which images are generally excluded, thus constructing meaning through absence. The selected artists work in different ways with these strategies, thus occupying positions located in between dichotomous delimitations.


Maria Hahnenkamp, born in 1959, lives and works in Vienna.
Meike Schmidt-Gleim, born in 1972, lives and works in Vienna.
Dagmar Trampisch, born in 1973, lives and works in Vienna.