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artist talks and projections

April 26

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
artist talk and projection of „House with Pool“ (2004)

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler "House with Pool", 2004, one-channel projection, HD, Sound, 20 Min. 39. Sec. film still Courtesy Goetz Collection

On April 26 KINO DER KUNST presents „House with Pool" by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. The artists narrate in three parallel plot lines the story of three protagonists: a woman, a girl and a man. But they never meet in the film. A kind of communication and connection between the protagonists is generated by the repetition of gestures and onesided looks. The woman and the girl seem to be beholden to each other - maybe they are mother and daughter. The man, obviously the gardener, is a secret observer of the scenario in the house with pool. Hubbard/Birchler show a story full of hints and mystery which cannot be solved. The loop format increases the narrative enigma insofar as viewers are left in the dark about the beginning and the end. Which event happens before which, remains up to beholders to decide. And leads them to watch the loop over and over again, searching for the solution they will not find.


At 6 p.m. KINO DER KUNST invites to an artist talk with Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. The conversation will be presented by Franziska Stöhr from KINO DER KUNST.


Teresa Hubbard, born in Dublin in 1965, and Alexander Birchler, born in Baden in Switzerland in 1962, began collaborating in 1990 as artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and later completed graduate degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Hubbard and Birchler are Graduate Faculty members at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York. Hubbard is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Their exhibition history includes venues such as the Venice Biennial; the Tate Museum Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Reina Sofia Museum Madrid; Kunsthaus Graz and the Mori Museum Tokyo.