This Is Tenderness
Selected Curator of VTape's Curatorial Incubator v.13 Series
Katherine Jerkovic’s Bien chezsoi/Wekk at Home (2002), 06:00.
Barbara K. Prokop’s Nine to Five (2002), 04:56.
Liliana Vélez Jaramillo’s Gym (2007), 03:18.
Barbara K. Prokop’s Interview with Frau Krause (2001), 02:53.
Edward Lam’s Nelson is a Boy (1985), 14:00.
Barbara K. Prokop’s IIm Gesprach mit: Anne Scordel (2001), 04:56.
Saskia Holmkvist’s In Translation – Mohamed (2011), 10:19.
Excerpt from Curatorial Text:
"Tenderness is an emotion assumed to be reserved for the domestic sphere, where ideally vulnerability can be exposed without the fear of public judgment. Yet as the works reveal, there are instances were labourers, purposefully or unconsciously, let their guards down, thereby allowing associations reserved for the domestic sphere – of both kindness and sensitivity – to emerge in the workplace. These instances of affective transmission are particularly significant in a post-industrial society where the distinctions between private and public spheres are collapsing, and where tenderness becomes yet another contested terrain for commodification."