Johanna Bruckner

Installation views from the exhibition "final presentation" at the artist in residence Lago Mio, curated by Benedikt Wyss. 

Crushpad Climax

HD/4K 3-channel-video installation


12 minutes

Bruckner’s work is a collage of Dark Room Sci-Fi, queer post-pornography, and extra-terrestrial social bonding. Bruckner approaches queer net pornography in terms of its affectively interwoven corporeality, formed between sensation, technology and labour within the internet. The principal element in her new multimedia installation is net porn data that dissipates, becomes lost, and fails because it is outside the spectrum of the usable. Aggregating these „non-existent“ data into corporealities of transition, Bruckner’s collage envisions the potential of digital failure as a refusal to submit to contemporary „dataveillance“ society. At the same time, these bodies propose the conditions for a trans-corporeal experiences and their infrastructures. They are no longer inserted into the production process as mechanical human engines forced to move to the rhythm of the machine, the internet. Rather, they are born of assemblage of data crumbs, cybernetic rupture, as material-social assemblages, which embody prosthetic forms of cyber struggles.  



Installation with objects, silicon (often shown together with Crushpad Climax). 


Deriving from the materials used in AI- based post-pornography, these silicone composites embody the waste of that net porn data that dissipates, becomes lost, and/or fails because it is outside the spectrum of the usable. I investigate this non-existent data in its vibrating aggregates of waste in invisible transition. At the same time, objects of sexual pleasure are chemically linked to the very plastics that, in their molecular texture, make sexual indifferences possible. Through the perpetual bending of and movement among and between human, animal, technology, sex, and atmosphere, queer new worlds are inadvertently being birthed from the human quest for alien, synthetic pleasures. Understood as a post-digital substance that continuously fuses connections of digital and virtual, these objets are a corporeality beyond its human limits, as an abstract mass in dissolution.