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Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017
Photo: © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Hungerkunst: eine Krankheit zwischen Rausch und Abgrund

Hungerkunst: eine Krankheit zwischen Rausch und Abgrund

Date:

December 08, 2017, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Venue:

Haus der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Chausseestr. 111
10115 Berlin

Most lectures are held in German.
Registration: anmeldung@scheringstiftung.de

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist
Exhibition dates: September 14 – December 10, 2017
Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.
Free admission.

The Schering Stiftung is partner of Berlin Art Week 2017.


On the occasion of Daria Martin’s exhibition “A Hunger Artist”, the Schering Stiftung and the Leibniz Association cooperate to organize a scientific symposium (held mostly in German) on anorexia, body perception, and self-optimization on December 8, 2017, with Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Ludwig M. Eichinger, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Maya Götz, Tilman Grune (chair), Martin Grunwald, Robert Gugutzer, Nikola Kern, André Kleinridders, Tatiana Korotkova, Thomas Macho (tbc), Daria Martin, Emily Troscianko, Silja Vocks.

“A Hunger Artist” the new film by London-based artist Daria Martin is a complex, multi-layered artwork at the intersection of literature, psychology and science that experimentally adapts the modernist masterpiece “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka (1924). Published in Kafka’s last days, the story is an ambiguous allegory about a public performer who fasts for weeks to the adulation of hundreds until he is left to perform for unappreciative spectators, and, ultimately, to barely please only himself, unto death.

The film “A Hunger Artist” (HD with sound, 16 minutes) highlights the contradictory human experience of our bodies as both ‘objects’ and ‘subjects’ – as matter to be quantified and altered on the one hand and as a gateway to phenomenal, lived experience on the other. The Hunger Artist’s obsession with his clock and his impresario’s enumeration of fasting days can be likened to the broader cultural trends towards ‘datafication of the body’ (counting calories and steps, on a smartphone) and towards self-objectification through social media.

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Daria Martin 

Exhibition — September 14 – December 10, 2017

Daria Martins film is a complex, multi-layered artwork at the intersection of literature, psychology and science that experimentally adapts the modernist masterpiece “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka.

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Partners 

"A Hunger Artist" was made with support from: Schering Stiftung, Berlin; SITE GALLERY, Sheffield, UK; VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland
Further funding provided by: Wellcome Trust, UK; Arts Council England, UK; University of Oxford, UK; St John’s College, Oxford, UK

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