Ivan Argote, Nancy Buchanan, Distruktur, Lotte Meret Effinger, Viking Eggeling, VALIE EXPORT, Sylvie Fleury, George Petrou, Elisa Pône, Jonnine Standish
Jonny is not from this world. She’s a vision of a late 60s utopian fantasy drawing power from her feminine body while being fiercely independent, confident and direct. Remember Brigitte Bardot in “And God Created Woman (Et Dieu… créa la femme)”? She can do that. Remember Marlon Brando in “The Wild One.”? Jonny can do that as well.
You will most likely first recognise her by her husky voice ringing with a deadpan tone. She is not interested in gender binaries, norms or hierarchies created by human societies. Jonny’s an enigmatic lone wolf who doesn’t break the rules because she doesn’t believe in them in the first place.
Jonny was that young girl who had a certain rosy innocence and naive charm about her. Many foolish hearts have been burnt trying to pin her down, yet Jonny is so far removed from this world that she has somehow become transcendent a satellite orbiting in space. She’s your romanticised dreamgirl from the imagined future that has already passed.
»Jonny« is part of insitu’s Cycle III in which we are presenting four group exhibitions developed as if they were fictional characters, which are based on either a particular psychological profile, personality trait or an existing character found in literature, film or music. Meet the other characters in this cycle: »Vic«, »Madeleine« and »Charles«.
23.10.–19.12.2015PREMIERE Thursday, 22.10.2015, 6.00–9.00 pm
insitu Berlin (former location)Kurfürstenstrasse 21–22, Berlin-Schöneberg
Images top - bottom: Corporate Design for Jonny by Christian Mewis.
»Jonny« (install view) 2016. Photo: Markus Georg.
Lotte Meret Effinger »Supernature« (still) 2014. Courtesy the artist.
VALIE EXPORT »Syntagma« (still) 1984. Courtesy the artist, provided by sixpackfilm.
Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn) »5 truly false clues (prologue of the film Éternau)« (still) 2006. Courtesy the artists.
Rowland S. Howard »(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny« 2009. Lyrics and song 3’54”. Photo: Markus Georg.