code flow - events

an exhibition project curated by Oliver Kielmayer, co-curated by Dimitrina Sevova

20 October - 2 December 2007

at Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur

Accompanying program of lectures, screenings and discussions specially curated by Dimitrina Sevova

Program Details

Saturday, 10 November, 16h (4 pm)

Lecture and Presentation of Her Work: Alexis Hunter (artist, London), Radical Feminism in the 1970s (Sexual Warfare – Romantic Love and Sexual Hatred) (in English language)

Ca. 17h (5 pm), Screening: EINSPRUCH I-V (5 short films, Rolando Colla, 1999 / 2000 / 2002 / 2004 / 2007, 4 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 7 min, various languages, German titles), Jagdzeit / Hunting Season (Rolando Colla, 1994, 40 min)

Discussion with: Rolando Colla and Elena Pedrazzoli, Peacock Film, Zürich (in German language)

Alexis Hunter
The Model's Revenge I, 1974.

Courtesy of the artist

Saturday, 10 November, 16h (4 pm)

Lecture and Presentation of Her Work: Alexis Hunter (artist, London) Radical Feminism in the 1970s (Sexual Warfare – Romantic Love and Sexual Hatred) (in English)

Alexis Hunter will talk of the relevance of her 1970s photographic narratives to life today. The ‘Object Series,’ about the heterosexual female gaze and ‘Dialogue with a Rapist’ about racism and sexism on the street are still topical 30 years after they were made. She will also discuss the high suicide rate of young men in Europe and the answers Feminism might have to this problem.

After Alexis Hunter obtained Honours in Painting and Art History at Elam School of Art in New Zealand she emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1972. Before travelling to Europe, she spent a year in Australia on a Otago University Award and experienced commune living in The Northern Territory. In London, Hunter worked in the commercial Animation Film Industry and joined the Women’s Art Movement, which influenced her work for the next decade.

Hunter was invited by Houston University to be Associate Professor of Painting and Photography in 1987 after teaching in the UK Art School system. She has also lectured at Art Colleges in New York, United Arab Emirates and Australasia and most recently in the Art History Department at Auckland University in July 2003.
Alexis Hunter has held many solo shows in commercial galleries and is represented in New Zealand by Whitespace Gallery in Auckland and Ferner Galleries in Wellington. Hunter's own essays on the psychology of creativity are published globally and her work has been widely discussed by many other writers.

“Her attempts to expose consumerism, especially to working-class women and poor-but-free artist women like herself, Hunter worked out her own political attitudes from her experience – neither documenting the experience of others nor coming from the top down as an “educator.” Rejecting the deadpan analysis of much male politicized art, she depends on a woman-to-woman view. Is this a fantasy? She challenges the viewer. Has it affected you as it has me?” (Lucy Lippard, Hands On, in: Alexis Hunter, Radical Feminism in the 1970s)

Rolando Colla
EINSPRUCH 3, film still

Ca. 17h (5 pm), Screening:

5 short films by Rolando Colla

“The increasingly aggressive polemic against foreigners and asylum seekers prevents a differentiated debate on a complex topic. And it increases the pressure against rejected asylum seekers. It is a fact that the Palestinian Khaled A. died on 3 March 1999 as he was being extradited at Zurich airport by officers of the Cantonal Police of Berne. The authorities do not seem to have been interested in a prompt investigation into the case. Even at the end of 1999 there was no public statement on the death of Khaled A.

In the five episodes of EINSPRUCH (OBJECTION) Rolando Colla investigates the various facets of state and societal racism and the ways migrants have found of dealing with it.

Jagdzeit (Hunting Season)
1994, 40 min, 35mm
Directed by Rolando Colla
Numerous prizes, among them the 1st prize “Prix SSR: Nouveaux talents suisses”, 1st prize of the jury for the best professional film at the 10th International Filmfestival Alpinale, as well as the 1st prize of the audience for the best film at the same edition of Alpinale.

Five young right-wing extremists incite each other to play a dangerous game: they go on a hunt for foreigners. Their target is a group of refugees, as well as Italian season workers attempting to build a future for themselves in Switzerland.

Rolando Colla, born 1957 in Schaffhausen. Since 1978 screenplay writer and director of commissioned films. 1984 founder of the production company Peacock Films. 1985 diploma in German and Romance studies at the University of Zurich. Since 2000 member of the Association Directing and Screenplay Switzerland. Since 2002 teacher at the international film university EICTV in Havanna, Cuba.

Elena Pedrazzoli, film producer, lives and works in Zurich, co-owner of the film production company Peacock Films. Since 1985 produced over 500 industry and advertizing films.

The accompanying program of events is organized with the support of Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Zug, and the Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Zürich.