My work explores the relationship between the body and clothing, drawing attention to questions concerning sexuality, voyeurism and fantasy, all from a specifically feminist/post-feminist viewpoint. I intentionally play on prejudices and stereotypes, creating a constant shift between the sensual and the grotesque. Disregarding gender conventions in a bold and sometimes disturbing manner, I use my own body, surrendering myself to the mercy of the public eye.
www.maria.petschnig.cc Numerous solo & group shows & film festivals internationally, most recently at the Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC or On Stellar Rays. Performance at 179 Canal, NYC. Upcoming shows: Stadtparkpavillion in Innsbruck, Austria; Women's Film Festival, Chennai, India.