Xplore Vienna 2013

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Nicola is a furniture trainer, rope player and many other things. Her single exhibitions had names like "little Rambo goes for a walkie", "Velvet Jungle, furniture for her and him", "The secret life of furniture". Some of the movies she worked for were "Far away", "Beach Bikini Party".

She plays and researches with materials, things, bodies, body positions, thoughts, and feelings. As in her diploma thesis about the emerging notion of comfort and its consequences for the furniture in the 18th century in France or in performing in Felix Ruckert's "Farm". Since long-time art is playing an important role in her life. As an dialogue partner, as un inspiring source, as an energy giver, as comfort, as questions asking, world explaining, troubling, exciting, seducing.




Gender Posing, historic

8 years art studies in Paris, a city full of art, images, gender-roles and sensuality created in me the desire to explore and try some of those famous and same time still irritating paintings. Because it seems to make sense to look at today’s’ male/female behaviour and roles through the eyes of history and to try them out as a man or as a woman or as what so ever.

Friday: "The Origin of the World"nicola-WS2 Origin

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) - l'origine du monde, 1866 -
Paris, Musée d'Orsay


Saturday: "The Lunch on the Grass"

How does it feel to pose as model? As a model in an already existing image? To be a part of its history, its sensuality, its scandal, and its universality? To feel the identity, the interaction with other? To be observed? Then maybe try to bring yourself into the picture? To feel what that does, to feel what is important now, what becomes possible ...

How is it to help to arrange a body? To be able to see a painting from every angle? To observe real people posing? To walk around? To do some sketches?


Edouard Manet (1832-1883) - Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1863 - Paris, Musée d'Orsay


Please bring for "The Lunch on the Grass" some nice things to wear, like for the opera, a concert. Some thing that makes you feel beautiful and "dressed". with shoes...