Paratext #72 with Jasmin Schädler, Kai Krämer, Laura Van Severen, Vicente Vázquez and Yuchi Hsiao

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly program of performances by artists in residence at Hangar as well as artists on exchange grants. They present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. in Hangar’s Sala Ricson.

Projects will be presented by:

Jasmin Schädler (Baden Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant)

Jasmin Schädler is a media and performance artist based in Stuttgart, Germany. The overarching theme of her work is the questioning of knowledge hierarchies. Coming from an intersectional perspective she investigates the relationship between space, perception and identity in both analog and digital. In doing so, she deals with data collection, reporting and the questioning of conventions of knowledge production.

During her time at Hangar, she will investigate the concept of truth. Through the construction of a lie detector, somatic aspects will encounter the repeated attempt to outsource truth to machines. The aim is of course not so much to build the ideal lie detector but to critically reflect on the relationship between our bodies and social expectations towards truth, as well as the recurrent notion of objectivity through technology.

Kai Krämer (Baden Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant)

Kai currently live and work in Stuttgart where they are studying at the M.F.A Body, Theory and Poetics of the Performative. Their practice revolves around writing and movement. Working with the corporalities and technologies of the everyday, they cultivate an aesthetic practice that can be response-able to planetary exploitation and its hetero-patriarchal and colonial dynamics.

Understanding the body as a political knot: writing, reading, experiencing, they build the expanded cyborgian body. Alongside a constant writing practice, they create performative scores to impulse encounters, play and bodily memory. Collect and carry on. Listening. Intervening with your rhythms.

Learning with the body — its intimacy, its failure, its beauty, its dreaming & dancing — they try to develop language(s) that are resistant but empathetic; alive and palpable to the tensions of the situation. They use methods of theory, (auto)fiction or performance, but do not subscribe to specific disciplinary lines.

Laura Van Severen (Baden Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant)

In her photographic work she focuses on the traces left in the landscape by living beings as well as the impact of places on the behaviour or personality of those who inhabit it. A lifetime of travelling by car between her parents’ respective home countries (Belgium and Spain) has laid the foundation for her interest in the landscape. Both the scenery framed by the car window as well as the places of a personal geography have been a great inspiration.
In every project she uses a different approach and methodology to highlight the characteristics of the chosen idea or subject. Nevertheless, her working method and rigorous execution have resulted in a coherent visual language. She deliberately seeks to capture moments of static tension: the action or activity she focuses on will rarely take place in the space of the photograph.

Vicente Vázquez (Baden Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant)

Since 2001 he has been working collectively and individually under different names in the areas of visual arts, film, contemporary dance and performance. Trained as a visual artist, his contributions in the fields of “time-image”, the production of objects, the visual, the auditory and the conception of the social, have been shown in public and private, national and international institutions as well as in film festivals.

How automobiles are constructed, investigated and discussed as an object of privilege in industrial society and the Western market has been of recurrent interest in his artistic work. He’s interested in the car is a social object representing individualism – a form of discipline and social control, which as become a symbol of the enormous neoliberal machinery. In conversation with his friends Alejandro Valbuena, artist and set painter for theater, opera – film and Katharina Hetzeneder designer and anthropologist he will talk about “Behind the Scenes – werk 1” – the first phase of a long-term project about the sports and premium car manufacturer Porsche.

Yuchi Hsiao (Institutional residence in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture)

Yuchi Hsiao works with video and installation and holds an M.F.A. degree from the Department of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts.

Yuchi Hsiao’s artwork revolves around the relationship between the self and the environment. By observing the traces and marks of people’s systematic lives, her work focuses on the unusual events of everyday life. Her latest works were initialled from where she spent most of her time during creation, her room, projecting her intimate emotion and expression. She is interested in people’s thinking and feeling, thoughts and behavioural reflections. She is also concerned about how to present inner behaviour in the corresponding relationship between artwork and daily life, and how to make the work move forward through thoughts.

Recently, she has been using the textile, used clothes combined with video work, extending the emotion flowing from the mind outside the space, she is showing her new work in 2023 Nakanojo Biennale, Japan, and her videography works have been shown internationally in France, Bulgaria and Macau.


Free entrance.

Image: Kai Krämer



Baden Württemberg – Catalunya exchange grant is supported by:

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