Current

Cantonale Bern Jura at Kunsthaus Langenthal

2.12.2021 — 16.1.2022

 

Who writes his_tory? Edit-a-thon, Wyborada, St. Gallen

23.1.2022, 10.00 — 16.00

 

Who writes his_tory? Edit-a-thon, Alpines Museum, Bern

5.3.2022, 13.00 — 17.00

 

Contact

E-Mail: info@danielabrugger.ch

Instagram: @brugger_daniela / @who_writes_his__tory

 

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About

As an artist I understand my artistic approach more as a collective thought process than an individual endeavour. My practice could be described as listening-based and sits between artistic production, collaboration, curation and art education. My works are mostly rooted in inter- and transdisciplinary processes, presented as performances, installations, videos, workshops and audio pieces. In my current work I deal with the Internet as both a formative and reflective sociopolitical construct. My interest increasingly focuses on our digitally shaped world and the resulting social and societal changes. In the process, a spectrum emerges that addresses the current discourse around commons, peer-to-peer, open source, and expanded knowledge spaces from an intersectional feminist and artistic perspective. In doing so, I question the conditions of given spaces and explore possibilities of movements.

 

Education

2015 MA Fine Arts, FHNW, Institut Kunst, Basel
2013 Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
2009 BA Arts in Art Education, ZHdK, Zurich
2008 Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest
2005 Foundation program (Vorkurs), SfG, Basel

 

 

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Call me I’m there

Performance (2021)

Smartphones, Wifi, Zoom, Carrier Bags, Boomboxes

 

In collaboration with Lea Rüegg / Performed by Annette Beil, Werner Kost, Lea Rüegg, Nina Schweizer, Hannah Stamm, Moyra Studach, Res Thierstein / Pictures by Guillaume Musset

 

Performed at Die Raum, Performancefestival, Garten zur Sandgrube, Basel 2021


Call me I’m there locates itself in the interstices of public and private, online and offline. The text-based performance uses voice to enchant everyday scenes of a digitalised society and creates an intimate and at the same time open framework between audience and performers, questioning given dynamics: Who listens and who returns the gaze?

 

Call me I‘m there was shown during the performance festival Die Raum, initiated by the Department of Culture of Basel and curated by Kadiatou Diallo and Madeleine Amsler, dedicated to performances in public space.

What’s your vision?

Video (2020)

HD video, 16:9, 13′ 34′

 

Video Footage taken from Second Life / Sound based on online videocalls

 

Exhibited at A-Part, Werkbeitrag Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2020 and With(Out) Fear, Voltage Basel, 2020

 

The video was purchased by SAMMLUNG NEUE MEDIEN BASELLAND dotmov.bl, 2020


What‘s your vision? started during the first lockdown in 2020 with a daily accessible open-source-based video-chat room. It ensured a personal exchange of information in a publicly accessible space during the isolated time at home with the idea to collectively rethink current standards. Excerpts of the audio material from the series are intercut with current footage from the virtual world of Second Life. Second Life peaked back in 2013 and presents itself today as an abandoned gaming landscape.

Mutual Aid

Video Installation (2020)

HD video, 16:9, 13′34′ Loop

 

Camera and editing by Daniela Brugger / Sound by Lukas Huber / Picture 1 by CE at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Picture 2 by Moritz Schermbach © Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt

 

Exhibited at Cantonale, Kunsthaus Langenthal curated by Raphael Dörig, 2021/22 and A-Part, Werkbeitrag Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel curated by Katharina Brandl, 2020


The video shows recordings of a basic computer course in a self-organised senior citizen activity group, taught peer to peer: By senior citizens for senior citizens. The close-ups show interaction of various hands with a computer mouse, keyboard and touch screen. The sound is not cut directly onto the image but shifts to the respective sequence. The title is inspired by Peter Kropotkin’s book: Mutual Aid – A Factor of Evolution.

Who writes his_tory?

Collaborative Wikipeda project (ongoing since 2016)

 

For more information, visit:

www.whowriteshistory.me

 

Since 2016 Who writes his_tory? hosted around 50 worksops and discussions in art institutions, universities, art schools, film festivals and off spaces.

 


Wikipedia writing workshops and exchange formats focusing on the topic of art and feminism in collaboration with various groups and institutions. Who writes his_tory? is a collaborative project that questions the distinguishing structural characteristics of Wikipedia while addressing the challenges they pose. Who writes his_tory? sees itself as part of movements, works closely with other committed writers and groups and promotes gender-appropriate and situation-sensitive language use on the online encyclopaedia.

 

In 2019 Who writes his_tory? was initiator and co-founder of FemNetz, a feminist network within the German speaking Wikipedia. Since 2020 FemNetz organises a yearly conference and network meeting.

Trakkatakk

Performance workshop focusing on digital self-defence (2019/2020)

 

Created in collaboration with Kunstlehrstuhl BBB and with the support of the Chaos Computer Club Basel and Sophie Kellner / Pictures by Zlatko Micic

 

The workshops were held at Kunstlehrstuhl Baden, 2019, Kunstraum Baden, 2019, and Kunstraum Niederoesterreich in Vienna, 2020

 

Documentation at: twitter.com/trakkatakk

 

Follow up for the anniversary of Kunstlehrstuhl BBB, 2021: Data Detox – self-defence / Data Detox – self-care


TRAKKATAKK took place for the first time in May 2019 at Kunstlehrstuhl Baden and is inspired by the solidarity model of existing Cryptoparties. It is an adaptable exchange format on digitalisation and digital self-defence. The respective space appears to be a hybrid between performance setting, exhibition space, laboratory and bar, and the focus is firmly on exchanging thoughts about handling data online.

Oppressed by Privilege / Privileged by Oppression

Performance (2017 and 2018)

Performance, publication & vinyl

 

A collective project initiated by Daniela Brugger & Vera Bruggmann / with Franziska Baumgartner, Daniela Brugger, Vera Bruggmann, Nadja Bührer, Daniela Caderas, Laura Endtner, Linus Gemsch, Lysann König, Nora Locher, Marlon McNeill, Julia Minnig, Lea Rüegg, Arlène Sagada, Sarina Scheidegger, Alena Stählin, Sara&Natascha / Pictures by Zlatko Mićić

 

Performed at New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018 and Riot of the Privileged, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, 2017

 

Vinyl available at A Tree in a Field Records

Publication & Poster available at Stingray Editions


The two bands OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE and PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION each perform at the same time.

 

In the run-up to the band rehearsals, the public were asked to send in self-penned lyrics in response to the respective band names. These lyrics then served as the raw material which the two bands interpreted musically and performed live.

 

The original versions of all the submitted lyrics were compiled within a publication that was launched on the day of the performance at Ausstellungsraum Klingental during Art Basel 2017. In February 2018, the 12″ vinyl EP was released on A Tree in a Field Records to accompany the performance at Kunsthalle Basel during the performance exhibition New Swiss Performance Now. The performances were staged under the title Aufstand der Privilegierten (Riot of the Privileged).

FFOAAM

Performance in changing volumes (since 2016)

Soap water, aluminium pool, supply of air

 

Pictures by Daniela Brugger, Marc Dorazillo, Silas Heizmann

Performed at at zqm in Berlin,2016 Westwerk in Hamburg, 2018, Alpines Museum in Bern, Carosserie in Basel, ZHdK in Zurich and at Kunstverein Freiburg.


The temporary sculpture is created anew and filled with a different volume of liquid for each performance. Example of FFOAAM vol. 5. Sound, smell and movement are key components of the work.

#Fleisch

Video Installation (2015)

3-channel HD video, loop 6min. 26sec.

 

Camera: Daniela Brugger & Patrick Meury / Sound Design: Lukas Huber / Sound Recording: Samuel Weniger / Editing: Daniela Brugger

 

Shown at Mx. World. On the Million Genders of the Real, MA Fine Arts, Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015

 

Click here to watch the Video, Vimeo password: Fleisch


The three-channel-installation shows video and sound material shot in a small Swiss butcher’s shop that is on the verge of closing. The images are documentary videos of various work processes performed in the family-owned business. The sound is based on the original sound and creates a soundscape that enhances the imagery through repetition and displacement.

Die Unmöglichkeit mit sich selbst identisch zu sein

Live Sound Installation (2016)

2 Microphones, 2 Loudspeakers, 1 Mixing Desk

 

in collaboration with Deirdre O’Leary

 

Shown at FOAAM Vol 3/4 & Ritournelle, Carosserie Basel, curated by Deuxpiece, 2016

 

 


The microphones are aligned facing the street outside the exhibition space. In a parallel room apart from the microphones there are two speakers standing opposite with their respective membranes facing each other. What can be heard is the amplified live sound of the street and passers-by. In this setting the amplified sound and the visible movement on the street cannot be perceived simultaniously