17 | 10 | 2011 – 22 | 01 | 2012
In collaboration with VALIE EXPORT, the Kunsthaus Bregenz selected for the KUB billboards six black-and-white photos of her artistic action, HOMO METER II from 1976. In this artistic performance, the artist tied a loaf of bread to her belly and offered to cut off a slice with a bread-knife to passers-by on Mariahilferstraße in Vienna. With this action that drew in the public, the artist investigated the mythology of processes of civilization and the interpretation of old symbols today. The sharing of bread immediately on the body of a woman throws up elementary questions concerning fertility, publicity, and privacy, vulnerability, motherhood, birth, and transience, and stands in the context of the discussion regarding feminist theory and practice. The stark symbolism and emotionality of this action on the street has lost none of its validity even today, and will be conveyed once again into the public sphere on the lakeside promenade by the KUB billboards.