Part of TQW Reopening
“We know that people want to be loved. Not for what they are, but for what they appear to be.” Alejandro Jodorowsky/The Holy Mountain
Human beings only see and believe what they want to see and believe – especially with regard to themselves. And, of course, what they wish to represent to others. All that they represent is based on projections, subjective perception, hope, theatricality and, if they are artists, also on how successful they are as artists. Artists want to be loved, and they only feel loved when they are booked and sold to a sufficient extent. Then they believe, at least for a little while, that they matter and that their art is of value.
“In the fictional gallery at TQW we all matter, we are all loved for what we appear to be, and, in the end, all of us are sold.” Simon Steinhauser and Margareth Kaserer
(b. 1983 in Bolzano) creates performative works, pieces of art and installations, and is the founder of the Hotel Amazonas art festival and residency programme, and of the performance band Planète Concrète. She studied comparative literary studies in Vienna and completed the post-graduate programme a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies, Antwerp). Margareth Kaserer lives and works in Trentino-Alto Adige.
(b. 1979 in Lienz) moved to Vienna after completing training as a carpenter and studied architecture at Vienna University of Technology. He is a founding member of the performance collective God’s Entertainment. He has been creating performative works of various formats for God’s Entertainment, Super Nase & Co et al. He is a co-organiser of Hotel Amazonas. Simon Steinhauser lives and works in Vienna and Trentino-Alto Adige.