Winged Eros, 2023
Pillow speakers, pillowcases and bed sheets
Winged Eros is a sound installation that offers an intimate encounter with the stories of six characters. Each character recounts stories of political conviction and personal desire.
Their stories are encountered in a series of remote pillow talks they have with each other. In these conversations, they struggle to unravel the tangled strands of Love and Revolution. Moving at times in unison, at others in discord, they ask, ‘What is this spectre of Revolutionary Love?’ And: “How can it be lived? Not just understood?”
Voices by Lou Drago, Nina Emge, Misa Harz, Kyra Kraus, Penny Rafferty, Sophia Rohwetter
Steph Holl-Trieu is an artist and writer based in Berlin and Vienna. She is interested in questions of materialist aesthetics, that is, the historical contingency of our modes of perception. Her work materialises between writing, sound, (role-playing) games, and is often situated within collaborative or collective settings. Past exhibitions and performances include Roter Salon, Volksbühne (2019), 3HD Festival (2021), Exhibit Gallery Vienna (2022), LAS Art Foundation (2023), HAU (2023), Kunstverein Braunschweig (2023) and Klosterruine Berlin (2023).