Have you read La Vagabonde by the author of the Claudines
Then read it. Perhaps you would vote for Claudine
You re joking
Not at all. I’m not joking. And look at Mme Curie. She’s going to open the door to many ambitions and countless fantasies. There’s no doubt Mme Curie will be elected.
Remembering of having read a children’s book about the scientist Marie Curie on a certain carpet in a certain light, remembering hence her own life, marks one of the strains in Ariane Müller’s installation: Marie Curie or having been in the living room for ages, only reading. While the text transgresses the reader, the historical biography of the discoverer of Polonium becomes a mirror. In the Video the artists takes the role of Curie. She takes up what she remembers the strongest, that the radioactive toxication Marie Curie was to die later of, at first showed in a constant rubbing of her fingertips. How to make memories visible is in this installation part of the question of how exhibitions in general are produced.
(Hans Christian Dany)
While the installation shall look like a museum installation on the life of Marie Curie there are no originals no photographs, no photocopies. Everything in some way went through me, was produced by me. All the notes and working documents I produced by copying her handwriting without understanding it. It’s something I can reproduce but not read.
Reading Marie Curie, Video (Loop), 2000, mit Martin Ebner