no subtitles, 4:3, color,
11 min, DVD,
A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.), video stills, 2006
A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.)
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.) Berlin visual artist Ina Wudtke, co-founder of the Neid magazina and founding member of the dj collective Femmes with Fatal Breaks, performs a poetic essay by the Belgian philosopher and writer Dieter Lesage about her work. The essay deals in a both ironic and sympathising way with the multiple layers out of which artistic work nowadays often consist, as well as with the whole range of activities many artists perform, in order to make a living as an artist – in Ina Wudtke‘s case her work as a dj, a promoter, a magazine editor, etc. The video uses joyful techniques from the dj and mc world and features performances by Ina Wudtke aka dj t-ina darling, Berlin mc quio, and Caro Leszcinski (singer of the “trash cats“). A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (rmx.) is a witty, clever and provocative plea for the (female) worker in the contemporary art world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker. (rmx), installation view, 2006, Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp, MuHKA, Belgium