Chantal Faust: Love thy neighbour

Chantal Faust’s Love thy neighbour 2011 (DVD 74mins) is a filmed performance of a translation of a podcast lecture by Slavoj Žižek of the same name.

Art Exhibition previously on at Bus Projects in Australia.
From Tuesday 19 April 2011 to Friday 06 May 2011
Launch Tuesday 19 April 2011, 6pm - 8pm

Chantal Faust: Love thy neighbour image

Published by anonymous on Saturday 16 April 2011.
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Heard for the first time through slightly concealed earphones, the video follows the artist in her attempt to reiterate the Slovenian philosopher’s eclectic oration as she goes about everyday domestic occupations: washing the dishes, having a bath, sitting on the couch with a glass of wine. As the title suggests, the discussion leads into the territory of the Other, the exotic stranger and the idea of a multiple subject performing identity which is mirrored in the act of monologue rendition. The notion of the performing subject and a questioning of intimacy, resemblance and ventriloquism are central to this work.

Chantal Faust was born in Melbourne and currently lives in London. Recent exhibitions include I’ll Sit Slightly Behind You (with Paul Knight), ACME Project Space, London 2011; Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 2010; Hypnopopia, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne 2010; and head land, Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne 2009. Chantal recently spoke on Photophobia as part of Photography and Affect at The Photographers’ Gallery, London 2011 and she currently lectures in the department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, London and in the Faculty of Media at the London College of Communication.