Hans A. Scheirl's paintings and installation "transgenics TM" are 'playing with the idea of a 'cyborg' subjectivity'. Hans A. Scheirl has become a painter after finishing the famous sci-fi-transgender-cyborg film Dandy Dust (1998). While the medium has changed the artist develops a similar mental imaginary. For cyberfeminists such as Donna Haraway, chosing to becoming a cyborg was liberating because it made possible to renegotiate gender. "As we get more and more intertwined with the cybernetic machines we use, and as we realize how much our identities are constructed within the network of all our relationships, we need other ways of imagining and re_presenting ourselves to the world,' writes Scheirl. His work presents raw emotional entities, the machinic forces of the subconscious - Freud in motion in a virtual animation. The traditional hierarchical relationships are replaced by more horizontal networks: 'the twins' and the pair, fe_male....the 01 of the digital...the one contained in the other, a half.' The work, as it transgresses borders between 2D and 3D, celebrates the right for free definition of the self, while reminding us of the potentials but also dark side of technoscience. Welcome to the 'organ entertainment park'.
transgenics perversion prosperity TM !!
Hans Scheirl, born 1956 in Salzburg. From 1978 until 1985 he was part of the performative music experiments of '8 or 9' and 'Unfavorable Omens'. Between 1979 and 1996 he made about 50 short films. Hans - formerly 'Angela' - became known for his feature-length films 'Flaming Ears' and 'Dandy Dust'. He lived in London for 16 years where he became part of a scene of queer and transgender artists. 2003 he completed an M.A. course at the Central St Martins College of Art. Since 2006 he is professor for 'Contextual Painting' at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Scheirl received the Austrian Statefund for Fine Arts in 2006, the Prize of the City of Vienna for Fine Art 2012,'The Jane Bowles Serious Elegance CHEAPy Underground Über Alles Award for Sci-fi DIY Aesthetic Innovation and Gender Creative Visionary Art' Mousonturm Frankfurt a.M., 2012 and the 1. Prize 'Audience Choice Lolly Award' for the film 'Flaming Ears', XPOSED, Movimento Berlin 2013.