On the 15th of December, La Loge invited Martha Kirszenbaum to present Fetish and Figure, a screening bringing together six films and videos by artists and filmmakers that address both the fetishisation of objects and the exclusive relation between the representation of objects and the body. Exploring the theme of "tableau vivant", this program challenges the presence of the human body that disintegrates, allowing objects to come to life on screen as the camera captures them. The proposed works shared a common approach of feminine iconography constructed around sophisticated accessorizes - perfume bottles, enchanting jewellery and shimmering pieces of clothing - while questioning images of voluptuousness and consumption and, finally, reflecting on human solitude, existential melancholy and physical disappearance.
Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum
Image: Ursula Mayer, The Lunch in Fur / Le Déjeuner en Fourrure, 2008, 16mm. Courtesy LUX and the artist.
Kenneth Anger, Puce Moment, 1949, 16mm, 7 min
Agnieszka Polska, Plunderer’s Dream, 2011, HD video, 3 min 56 sec
Isabelle Cornaro, Premier rêve d’Oskar Fischinger (Part 1 and Part 2), 2008, 2-channel 16mm transferred to minidv, 3 min 14 sec
Shana Moulton, The Galactic Pot Healer, 2010, video, 8 min 32 sec
Ulla Von Brandenburg, The Objects, 2009, super-16mm transferred to HD & Blu-ray, 5 min 37 sec
Ursula Mayer, The Lunch in Fur / Le Déjeuner en Fourrure, 2008, 16mm, 7 min 30 sec
The Twilight Zone, episode “The After Hours”, 1960, 30 min
Martha Kirszenbaum is an independent curator based in Paris.
Approximate running time: 65 min
The screening was followed by an informal conversation with Martha Kirszenbaum, drinks & pieces of cake.
Entry: 3€, no reservation necessary