Eye Contact

Independent movement of my eyes, scratching and fly-buzzing sound. I was always thinking, that we humans would learn from history, but we don’t. In fact, we don’t miss a chance to destroy our planet and many lives. The view to the future seems dark. I’m feeling left alone with my screaming brain and the never ending thoughts. “Me, trying to catch up with my brain, which never shuts up. What a fun start. Up and down, left and right. Brain sore. I’m tired of this, I’m tired of it. I’m so tired that I’ve become parallel. Hey, I don’t want this kind of parallelism. No more thoughts now, no more ghosts. I’m just trying to put an end to it. Someone has to get off here. Stop it. I can’t.”

Stefanie Reling-Burns (DE)
*1969, Studies: 1993-98: State Academy of Fine Art Stuttgart, 1998: Düsseldorf Art Academy 1999: master student, 2001: Diploma, awarded by Fritz Schwegler, Rosemarie Trockel, Paul Good, Awards: 1998: Young Art Stuttgarter Bank, 2014: membership Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, 2017: 3rd price Nagolder Freelance Group, 2016-20: studio grant by the state capital Stuttgart, 2021: project grant by Stuttgart Citizen Foundation kunstfonds, 2021+22: 2 project grants by the Ministry of Culture Baden-Württemberg international exhibitions / media festivals, including TATE LATES, Tate Modern London / / Fringe Arts Bath Festival UK / Port25 Mannheim / Galeria Miejska bwa Bydgoszcz / TheWrong Biennale / 60 sec Festival Copenhagen / Shortfilmfestival Macao / Portmanteau Dayton Ohio / XPO Studio Paris / Mediamatic Biennale Amsterdam / Biennale du Verre Strasbourg / Tape Modern Berlin / ZAC-infozone – Musée d’Art Moderne Paris / Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin / VHS-Festival Rotterdam / MAU Tokio /