Stefan Panhans / Andrea Winkler – The Pow(d)er of I Am Klick Klick Klick Klick and a very very bad bad musical!

15. May 2021 - 05. September 2021 Dortmunder U, Level 3

The title of this exhibition by the artists’ duo Stefan Panhans (DE) and Andrea Winkler (CH) refers to the rhetoric used by Evangelical Protestant megachurches in the USA, preaching a market-compatible neoliberal ideology of individual self-optimisation under the guise of Christian morals. The two artists’ works revolve around SUVs, communication with artificial intelligences, everyday racism, the cult of celebrity and clichéd roles, the “uncanny valley” and other post-digital feedback loops between human beings and virtual worlds as well as, last but not least, the precarious status of cultural workers.

The exhibition presents six video installations plus a selection of sculptural and photographic works. The video installations consist of three new productions; Border Control (2021, Premiere), Defender (2021, Premiere) and If You Tell Me When Your Birthday Is (Machinima Version) (2020), together with HOSTEL (2018), Freeroam À Rebours, Mod#I.1 (2017/2021) and Noch ein Sportstück (2014).

The artists Andrea Winkler, born in Zurich in 1975, and Stefan Panhans, born in Hattingen (Ruhr) in 1967, live and work in Hamburg and Berlin.


Image: Anne Ratte-Polle and Lisa Marie Janke in DEFENDER, Stefan Panhans, Andrea Winkler, 2021

Funded by:

VISIT-Stipendium der E.ON Stiftung

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