Julika Rudelius, “Forms (videostill)”, 2002
45 x 60 cm
Edition 10 + 2 AP
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Julika Rudelius (born 1968) studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. In her videos she deals with concepts of identity (such as youth or old age) and explores social power relations on the basis of role conceptions (e.g. of corporate managers). As an edition for the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Julika Rudelius has produced a still from her video work “Forms” as a color photograph in a 12-edition. In this video work, two Muslim women can be seen in a parking lot, walking between the parked cars. Only after a while do we discover that their faces are covered with stocking masks. Their individuality is no longer visible, they are masked. For many viewers this view may seem threatening and frightening, because with such face coverings they immediately associate the world of crime, of terrorism. The resulting irritation is intended by the artist, Rudelius questions the European discourse on immigration and integration and confronts viewers with their own prejudices.