Agenda

Anna
Ehrenstein
+ House of
Tupamaras

Tupamaras Technophallus

TT is a multidisciplinary work cycle that tries to synthesize a new relationship with science and technology iconography by delighting it with a global south, queer feminist kink.

 

It consists of a 360 ° video VR assemblage with Colombian voguing and performance collective “House of Tupamaras” , sculptural works of advanced photography and site specific installations.

 

Centered around an abandoned plane in Bogota, the surrealist-documentary video work reflects socio- political issues through dance, fiction and interviews. Among others, the criticism of universal knowledge, narratives of fictitious peace and armed conflicts, gender-specific fluidity and the future dangers of data gaps for historically marginalized groups.

 

Throughout latex, cockpits and cheap VR glasses ideas circulate from screens and polyester into the space.

 

Anna Ehrenstein was born in Germany to Albanian parents and works in transdisciplinary artistic practice. While her mother could acess a residency permit through a work visa, her father left Germany after denied asylum and started anew in Tirana. This biographical peculiarity aroused her interest in the necropolitics of migration. The main focuses of her work are reflections on the visual and material culture of the periphery, networked images, ecologies and precarious assemblages .
She studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial classes in Valetta, ML and Lagos, NG. Her work as an art un-educator is part of her collaborative, artistic and activist practice.

The materialization of intangible data, constructions around authenticity, “high” and “low” cultures and reflections on circulations are as much a part of her installation process as texts and written word. She writes for magazines like Arts of the Working Class or Artleaks and works with a large number of groups on joint artistic projects, including for the 10th Berlin Biennale for contemporary art, as part of the queer feminist collective N * A * I * L * S or for the Critical Academy in Dublin.

 

She exhibits internationally, including at MdbK Leipzig, R’encontres d’Arles, at Pablos Birthday New York, at Museum Centquatre Paris FR, at Bazament Art Space Tirana AL or at the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Shedhalle – Anna Ehrenstein: Tupamaras Technophallus

Anna Ehrenstein, Tupamaras Technophallus, 17:25 min Still, 360° Video Installation, 2020

Shedhalle – Anna Ehrenstein: Tupamaras Technophallus

Anna Ehrenstein, Tupamaras Technophallus

Shedhalle – Anna Ehrenstein: Tupamaras Technophallus

Anna Ehrenstein, Tupamaras Technophallus
Scultpture named Laikatamara

Shedhalle – Anna Ehrenstein: Tupamaras Technophallus

Anna Ehrenstein, Tupamaras Technophallus
Sculpture Honey Vergony
KOW Gallery Berlin

Shedhalle – Anna Ehrenstein: Tupamaras Technophallus

Anna Ehrenstein
videostill from Tupamaras Technophallus Workcycle