Superego Battlefield
Johanna Bruckner (AT)
video installation, 2016, 10:21

Bruckner questions the economies of the “digital citizenship” in relation to how individuals try to erase disadvantages by mobilizing “new equalities” in the digital space. The questions the artist puts forward to the public audience paradoxically focus on how new technologies influence people’s imagination of digital agency. She interviews passersby while the dancers perform in the background, translating public opinion into movement. The formation of the body in response to how new technologies operate on the basis of an affect, desire and attentiveness is put into question.

Johanna Bruckner (DE) born in 1984 in Vienna, and is based between Hamburg and Zurich. She has studied Fine Arts, Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology in Vienna, Berlin, New York, Stockholm and Hamburg. Bruckner is interested in the conditions of labour that have been emerging in response to the technologies of communicative capitalism. Her work has been included in exhibitions internationally, most recently at the Migros Musem für Gegenwartskunst, and the Villa Croce, Museum for Contemporary Art, Genoa and Galleri Box (solo). Her work was awarded by numerous grants; most recently, she has received the Hamburg Stipendium for Fine Arts (2016). In 2017, she will be fellow at Zentrum Paul Klee. Bruckner teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.