Anna FABRICIUS: Public Time

Anna FABRICIUS: Public Time


Faur Zsófi Gallery cordially invites you to the opening of its next exhibition:

Anna Fabricius
Public Time*

20 november 2013 (Wednesday), 6pm

Opening speech by: Erika, operator (cable assembler)

The exhibition is on view until 13 December 2013.

"The political anatomy is coming into being while also becoming the machinery of power. It defines how to capture one’s body, not only for the sake of doing what we want from it but also to work as we want it to do so, according to a previously defined and assigned method, speed and efficiency."

Foucault: Discipline and Punish

*E. Zerubavel defines public time as the interval when workers are available under any circumstances. The photos and the videos were created during this public time.

In the beginning of the 19th century the investigation of capturing the body and making it more efficient started almost at the same time both in the field of sport and labour. While the primary aim in sports was to enhance the performance of the body, in the factories the main goal was intensifying production. In my exhibition entitled Public Time my core questions are whether this control and regulation of the body still exist in the 21st century and whether time norms and movement analyses are still prevalent these days?

Parallel to the photographs the video works are experiments for illustrating a tool-less work process, which process is coded through the studying to the movements.

(Anna Fabricius)

Public Time is the third solo exhibition of Anna Fabricius at Faur Zsófi Gallery.

In her series, Anna Fabricius (1980, Budapest) examines the connection between the individual and the group, and the effect that society exercises on the individual. She completed her studies in 2005 in the Photography Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Applied Arts, and since 2008 she is a doctoral student. Her scholarships to Glasgow, Cluj, Wolkersdorf and Helsinki aided her in broadening her artistic scope. As a successful, recognised photographer, in addition to her exhibitions in Hungary, she has also taken part in several solo and group shows internationally, in Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, China, and at PhotoEspana.

In 2010, Faur Zsófi Gallery represented her works at one of the most prestigious European photo art fairs, Paris Photo, and then in 2012 at Art Paris. In 2013, she was included in the group show, Hungarian Photography in the New Millennium, arranged at the Hungarian National Gallery. In her series, she poses the
members of the groups presented in almost theatrical positions, generally representing their profession with the uniform that goes with it, raising the question of individual and
group identity.