Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen
Strecker, Lucie wiss. Mitarb. MMag.
|Ausstellungen / Aufführungen
|The performative auction “Hare’s Blood+ for Reproductive Rights” united art, life sciences, women’s rights and economics.
The history of subversive women as chimeras and the recent creation of transgenic chimera are the backdrops for a charity
auction of a postnatural organism at the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art on February 2, 2017. Part of the exhibition “Chimeras”,
all proceeds were donated to the Center for Reproductive Freedom.
The object auctioned was a triangular glass Petri dish containing the cloned DNA of the hare’s blood preserved in Joseph Beuys’s
multiple edition “Hare’s Blood” (1970). The artists Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spiess cloned a gene from this artwork into living
cells for their “Hare’s Blood+”. As a living currency, the revivification of the DNA awakens the Hare Woman, a mythical being
who questions the animate and inanimate; human and animal; art and market; race and gender. She was one of the artist’s Joseph
Beuys alter egos and Strecker and Spiess interpret “Hare’s Blood” as her vital menstrual blood. The materiality of this blood
is transposed by the contexts in which it appears: from the legend to the sacrifice of a hare to an artwork created as a remedy
for social change, its purchase from a gallery by a restorer, alteration by a genetic lab, and then an auction, once in 2015
at the Vienna Natural History Museum with a reactive interface, and again in 2017 at the Bemis Center.
|Bezeichnung der Präsentation:
||Intervene for Reproductive Freedom
|Art der Präsentation:
||Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha (Vereinigte St. v. Amerika)