An extended selection of edited video stills, Soft Intrusion offers a coherent oeuvre of Julika Rudelius’s video works. (Engl./Germ.)
“Part reportage, part mockumentary, part performance, part short film,” Rudelius’s video works “nearly always involves artificial relationships, communication strategies and encounters with virtual strangers.” Her videos often reenact moments in which unconscious gestures or glances reaffirm prejudices and generate sweeping opinions. What initially appear as intimate portraits of cultural hegemony become settings in which identity and social orientation are up for negotiation.
The catalogue accompanied the exhibition “Soft Intrusion” at the Ursula Blickle Foundation. Throughout the last ten years, Rudelius has participated in numerous renowned international exhibitions; however, until now there have been very few opportunities to see the different aspects of her oeuvre. The book reflects the coherently presented exhibition in an extensive selection of video stills, which are backed up with individual quotes from the film dialogues.