i don't need to make sense, i just need to let it go (pool #2)
HD video, edition 1/5
Inv. No. 0411
One could consider Nora Turato the epitome and embodiment of a new, absolutely contemporary feminism. In the tradition of artists like VALIE EXPORT, Elke Krystufek, or authors like Chris Kraus, Turato is also concerned with giving women a voice. She does this in bold performances, for which she literally and publicly comes up against insinuations such as hysteria and fragility as typical female characteristics. Via her smartphone, the artist engages daily with the online chaos of circulating text, where news is rapidly replaced: advertising, press, literature, film, music, social media. Turato processes everything into a rhapsody somewhere between punk and poetry slam: radicalness, that is the loud, permanently and incessantly active woman who resists the patriarchy that wants to silence her. Role models are negotiated, our relationship to consumer goods, political or cultural attitudes. The script is a work in progress, serving as the basis for the performances, but also as a source for artists' books, wall texts, works on paper, and videos, like the one shown here.
With typographic confidence and in a hypnotic rhythm, Nora Turato serves us her energetic and determined language, confronting us with a verbal image of the present. That she herself belongs to a generation "
Brigitte Huck, 2019 (translation: Virginia Dellenbaugh)
Wallpaper #3, evn sammlung, Maria Enzersdorf, 2019