Adina Pintilie: You Are Another Me – A Cathedral of the Body Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

You Are Another Me – A Cathedral of the Body is the latest part of a collective and participatory project by artist and filmmaker Adina Pintilie. Her longstanding artistic research explores the politics and poetics of the body and intimacy, initiated with her feature film Touch Me Not (winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2018). The multimedia installation planned for Stuttgart continues the artist’s recent series of works. It creates a space of togetherness expanded into the virtual, which transcends borders, norms and binary thought patterns.

“Physicality and sexuality are a central part of our humanity, but are still granted primarily to those whose bodies and preferences conform to certain norms. Adina Pintilie approaches this subject with great sensitivity and calm. The long-term perspective that she grants her project forms the basis for the careful and respectful inclusion of all the actors involved at eye level. In this way, a setting can be created in which the visitors can also be opened to new worlds of experience and feeling”, says the jury.

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November 23, 2021

3 Questions to… Iris Dressler, director Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Describe your project concept in 140 characters.

The project explores questions of intimacy from the perspectives of so-called disabled and non-disabled people of different sexual orientations in the form of a participatory multi-media installation.

What will you use the funding amount of 50,000 euros for?

First and foremost for the fees and travel expenses of the participating artists, performers and contributors, the spatial realisation of the exhibition, the mediation and participation programme as well as production resources.

What I wish for Germany...

…that the power of art is more widely recognised and embraced.

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