Katharina Cibulka

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Video, 4:3

3:50 Minuten

 

2006

 

 

Stressed out

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Zu sehen sind Lippen in Großaufnahme, zu hören ist eine weibliche Stimme, die in stakkatoartigem Ton Aussagen über das hektische Leben einer Frau im 21. Jahrhundert trifft. Das Weibliche fungiert hier wie in anderen Arbeiten Cibulkas lediglich als Platzhalter, als Projektionsfolie. Der Betrachter/die Betrachterin fühlt sich aufgefordert, das aus der Sicht der Künstlerin Dargestellte an die eigene Verfasstheit rückzukoppeln.

Entstanden ist „Stressed out“ in Anlehnung an die Performance “Waiting” aus dem Jahr 1972. In Form eines Monologs beschreibt die feministische Künstlerin Faith Wilding darin das gesamte Leben einer Frau als eintöniges

 

 

 

 

Warten auf den Beginn des eigentlichen, sprich individuell gelebten Lebens. Hier artikulieren sich Cibulkas künstlerische Methoden der Adaption, der Übersetzung und Umdeutung. Eignete sich die Künstlerin für die oben beschriebenen Arbeiten unter Umkehrung der inhaltlichen Vorzeichen die formale Struktur Faith Wildings „Waiting“ an, so basieren weitere Projekte vielfach auf biografischen Versatzstücken anderer Personen, die Cibulka in einem der Collage ähnlichen Verfahren in neue Zusammenhänge überführt. (Manisha Jothady)
  • Performance Text

    Katharina Cibulka, 2006 (original: “Waiting” from Faith Wilding, 1972)

    Stressed out about choosing the right parents

    Stressed out about being wanted

    Stressed out about passing the birth canal

    Stressed out about finding the breast, getting enough milk

     

    Stressed out about crawling, walking, talking

    Stressed out about wearing my first brand-name clothes: converse shoes, jaquadi hat

    Stressed out about being a gifted child

    Stressed out about wanting dolls, sweets, toys

    Stressed out about not stepping into dog shit on the playground

     

    Stressed out about going to school, passing exams

    Stressed out about authority

    Stressed out about getting my shit together

    Stressed out about not knowing what to want, what to choose

    Stressed out about seeing my motivation trainer

     

    Stressed out about my body developing in time

    Stressed out about my pimples not going away

    Stressed out about being independent, cool, anarchistic

    Stressed out about not knowing why

     

    Stressed out about doing forbidden things

    Stressed out about pushing boundaries

    Stressed out about accepting my parents

    Stressed out about fighting them

     

    Stressed out about going to parties, staying out late

    Stressed out about smoking, drinking, taking drugs

    Stressed out about trading Ecstasy for reality

    Stressed out about suddenly being somebody

    Stressed out about my first time

    Stressed out about not getting pregnant

     

    Stressed out about finding a good partner, a good job, a good therapist

    Stressed out about having good sex, having an orgasm, staying faithful

    Stressed out about AIDS

    Stressed out about family planning

    Stressed out about giving up my career

    Stressed out about deciding whether to get pregnant

    Stressed out about choosing with whom to get pregnant

    Stressed out about the first scream

     

    Stressed out about taking the first picture of my baby, receiving congratulation calls

    Stressed out about the emotional rollercoaster

    Stressed out about my baby crying, about not having enough sleep

    Stressed out about fighting too much with my partner

    Stressed out about finding somebody to take care of my baby

    Stressed out about going back to work

     

    Stressed out about being successful in my job

    Stressed out by my cell phone ringing all the time

    Stressed out by deadlines, appointments, meetings

    Stressed out about meeting my personal coach

    Stressed out about not losing control

     

    Stressed out about being a good mother, a good partner, a good lover

    Stressed out about seeing my children grow up too fast

    Stressed out about multitasking

    Stressed out about quitting smoking again

    Stressed out about getting a Botox injection

    Stressed out about being driven by my lifestyle

    Stressed out about having fun, fun, fun

     

    Stressed out about the silence between me and my partner

    Stressed out about never being asked how I feel

    Stressed out about being left for a younger woman

    Stressed out about being mobbed at work

     

    Stressed out about my children growing up, leaving home

    Stressed out about accepting them how they are

    Stressed out about divorcing my partner, finding a new one

    Stressed out about leaving for wellness-vacation

    Stressed out about being stuck in traffic jams

    Stressed out about receiving millions of spam-mails a day

    Stressed out about the life of my soap opera star

    Stressed out about all the shopping bags I´ m carrying home

    Stressed out about always buying the newest of the newest

    Stressed out about never having enough money

     

    Stressed out about chatting with my online lover

    Stressed out about not feeling enough excitement

    Stressed out about being myself, fulfilling my dreams

    Stressed out about burning out

    Stressed out about staying sexy

    Stressed out about having plastic surgery

    Stressed out about seeing my children marry and divorce

     

    Stressed out about retiring

    Stressed out about becoming useless

    Stressed out about finding the right guru

    Stressed out about waiting for my children to visit or call

    Stressed out about feeling my body breaking down

    Stressed out about being alone

     

    Stressed out about realizing that I haven’t lived life to the fullest

    Stressed out about getting sick

    Stressed out about looking in the mirror

    Stressed out about keeping my things together

    Stressed out about the voices in my head

     

    Stressed out about feeling that the pain won’t go away

    Stressed out about making peace

    Stressed out about waiting for release

    Stressed out about not knowing what comes afterwards

    Stressed out about waiting for sleep

    Stressed out about waiting for death