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Mariechen Danz: Of Scream Of Stone (Womb Tomb)
Of Scream Of Stone (Womb Tomb)
(p. 91 – 98)

Mariechen Danz

Of Scream Of Stone (Womb Tomb)

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  • contemporary art
  • spiritism
  • ritual
  • occultism

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Mariechen Danz

researches the body and the conditions of corporality in her artistic work, examining the possibilities and limits of articulation. She works with costumes, drawings, sculptures and installations, activating them in the framework of staged performances in which the voice is given a central role. Born in Ireland, she studied at the University of the Arts, Berlin, at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam and at the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her MA in art and integrated media in 2008. Her work has been seen in solo exhibitions at the GAK – Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, the CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, and the Kunstverein Göttingen as well as worldwide in group exhibitions, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the New Museum, New York, the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, the Centre Pompidou Paris, the 2017 Venice Biennale and elsewhere. Mariechen Danz was a grant recipient from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture (2016), and has received the Karl Schmitt-Rottluff Grant (2014) and the Villa Romana Prize (2013).
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In Western societies a newly discovered and very lively interest in magical practices and occult knowledge can be witnessed. The magical seems to be evolving into a popular phenomenon that affects society as a whole and is also becoming the subject of intense debate in artistic and academic-scientific contexts. The book Real Magic investigates the current realities of the magical in the contemporary arts, sciences and everyday culture. It explores the present Western residues and forms of magical practices, the current potentials of magical perception and thinking in a world largely determined by financialised instrumental reason, and also the drawbacks of occultism. The publication is the result of the fourth annual programme of the cx centre of interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.