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Andrea Geyer

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Over the recent years I have been working with narratives that stage social interactions and examplatory movements through (urban) spaces seen as sites of social, cultural and political production. Fictional elements, textual–as well as visual–and theoretical references, interviews and extensive research are combined in the interest to examine the structure of identity not as static or fixed but rather as flexible and constantly moving. Working mainly with photography and text the resulting installations are intended to intervene in the diverse mechanisms of verbal and visual controls and regulations that keep their strong grip on concepts of identity and therefore determine the links between the personal, the cultural, the universal and the political.
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Parallax, 2003, installation with 8 channel slide projection, duration: 50 minutes. ( IMAGES 4, 5 & 6 ) - The project Parallax investigates the notion of ‘citizenship’ and ‘national belonging’ and their role in creating individual and governmental spaces of action. It is staged within the current political and social climate of large US cities.
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The project takes the form of an 8 channel slide projection in a stylized educational setting. The slides combine text excerpts from news agencies (New York Times, Reuters, AP, CNN, Democracy Now) with photographs taken in the first six month of 2003 in New York and Los Angeles, and a group of staged photographs that follow a female protagonist on her way through her everyday. Just as the photographs of the street scenes establish a reference to a certain knowledge that describes how the locations they depict function, the introduction of the anonymous protagonist describes the relation of the individual to media information, to the state and its politics, shown as a structural element of the systems described. To a certain extent, the figure also embodies the question of how the anticipatory and emancipatory practices of acting subjects relate to actual political interrelations. The character’s appearance is marked by my own positionality in the work. Yet she is not an alter ego, the protagonist in Parallax is a kind of universal character, fleetingly but nevertheless distinctively marked by the specificity of her external appearance in the picture, and the significance of that in regards to the events unfolding.
Interim, 2002, 80 page newspaper with photographs and text . ( IMAGES 1, 2 & 3 ) - Interim is a project, which relates the individual navigation in urban space directly to the navigation of cultural space. A female character enters an unknown urban space. Her movements are inspired by the main character in the 1969 film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ in which a young man is taking a greyhound bus from his hometown in Texas to New York City to start a new life.
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hometown in Texas to New York City to start a new life. But in the story of ‘Interim’ the characters movements stay seemingly purposeless. They follow a woman, in transit without raising any specific affiliations, driven by the environment rather than intention. This narrative of a change of place intersects with strangely formulated representations of American customs. These standardizations are taken out of contemporary handbooks for immigrants to the USA and students of English as a Second Language.
Andrea Geyer
94 Avenue A #5
NY 10009
New York, NY
New York
North America

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