Was alles sein kann
Imagination allows us to form a different mental picture of ourselves and our social relations. ‘Nothing happens in the real world unless it first happens in our head’, wrote feminist Chicana author Gloria Anzaldúa and proposed speculative fiction as a methodology to study how scenarios could shift and reconfigure, ‘materialising hope and optimism’. Imagination points to a place elsewhere: to the possible beyond the real. An eruption after which everything is different. In the 2023 film C-TV (If I Tell You I Like You…) by Eva Egermann and Cordula Thym, such a mysterious quake occurs, and a political utopia of equality unfolds. Along with film material from C-TV, excerpts from theoretical works and publications like Crip Magazine, Eva Egermann talks about her artistic research and invites the audience to discuss speculative fiction, affinity, and the aesthetics of access.
artistic practice examines activist movements and subcultures from different times and revises categories of (dis)ability and non-conforming bodies. In 2012, she launched the magazine project Crip Magazine. Together with filmmaker Cordula Thym, Egermann produced the 30-minute docu-fiction television show C-TV (If I Tell You I Like You …) in 2023, which outlines the utopia of an inclusive world of film and the media in a representation-critical and humorous way. The same year, she and Thym received the Innovative Cinema Award at the Diagonale festival. Most recent participations in exhibitions: Total Museum Seoul (2022), 17th Istanbul Biennale (2022), Einstweilen wird es Mittag, Kunsthalle Wien (2022/23).