Hysterical Mining – Stinking Dawn

This summer two very diverse exhibitions are taking place at Kunsthalle, but still they are interesting to be viewed together: As „Stinking Dawn“ by Gelatin and Liam Gillick is rather about abundant dispersion, the group show „Hysterical Mining“ - under the headline of technofeminism - aims at excavating things. The mostly young and female artists adapt the still rather masculinely denominated new media and technologies in order to create and analyze speculative and playful spaces for bodies, gender and ecologies in our highly engineered world – with a mental inference to find a new description for the classically Freudian term of hysteria. Leaning on the video by  Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni a summary could be coined not as an expedition to discover new continents but as exploration into possible, new realities of life.

„Stinking Dawn“ is a video project by Liam Gillick, starring Gelatin. For ten days the shooting of the film has took place at Kunsthalle Wien, including the willing public. While the cutting and finishing are happening the settings can be visited, and some sequences of the video will already be presented. After the exhibition´s end the premiere will be staged somewhere outside Kunsthalle Wien. In the best Gelatin-way and referring to the philosopher and mathematician Gilles Châtelet, the movie is about excluding all possible manners of exacting power, and actively resistive practices.



Julia Maurer




Kunsthalle Wien

Museumsplatz 1

1070 Wien








Header, 1: Ausstellungsansicht: Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien 2019, Foto: Jorit Aust: Barbara Kapusta, The Giant, 2018, Courtesy die Künstlerin und Gianni Manhattan, Wien

2: Louise Drulhe, The Two Webs, 2017, Courtesy Voyez-Vous, Vinciane Lebrun-Verguethen

3: Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, 1922 – The Uncomputable (The Unmanned, Season 1, Episode 4), 2016, Videostill, © Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni

4: Ausstellungsansicht: Gelatin & Liam Gillick, Stinking Dawn, Kunsthalle Wien 2019, Foto: Jorit Aust

5: Ausstellungsansicht: Gelatin & Liam Gillick, Stinking Dawn, Kunsthalle Wien 2019, Dokumentation: Maria Ziegelböck, Foto: Jorit Aust