Hidden Alliances - The Exhibition
2005 was the year in which Andrea Sodomka and Elisabeth Schimana jointly established the IMA Institute of Media Archeology. For IMA, there is a clearly positive interrelationship between technology and art by women. Whether this art is now produced by means of processing via devices or programming computers is beside the point. The primary consideration is an active process of coming to terms with technological developments.
IMAfiction is the Institute’s portrait series dedicated to women who create electronic art with a focus on sound.
In this DVD series of five Austrian and five international artists most of the artists chose whom they wanted to be portrayed by. The results are homages that are aesthetically diverse, intimate, and refreshingly free from any conventional film format constraints.
- The exhibition entitled “Hidden Alliances – Elisabeth Schimana and the IMAfiction series” held at ARS Electronica 2018 presented video portraits, artifacts, and performances
- IMA in cooperation with ARS Electronica, Ö1 Kunstradio at Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Maryanne Amacher (US) / Beatriz Ferreyra (AR,FR) / Heidi Grundmann (AT) / Electric Indigo (AT) / Anne La Berge (NL) / Eliane Radigue (FR) / Elisabeth Schimana (AT) Andrea Sodomka (AT) / Liesl Ujvary (AT) / Rebekah Wilson (NZ)
Premiere of IMAfiction portrait #10 Elisabeth Schimana presented by Seppo Gründler
Listening Session Did you hear the melodies? Christian Scheib remembers Maryanne Amacher and presents her work A Step Into It, Imagine 1001 Years – Entering Ancient Rooms (1995)