Invidual residences


From Monday, 20 September 2021 to Monday, 27 September 2021

Painter, video artist, art-critique
Dresden, Germany


Johanna Failer, born 1993 in Wertingen (Bavaria), is a Dresden-based painter, video artist and co-founder of the art criticism blog halbsieben. After studies in painting and conceptual sculpture both in Dresden (HfBK) and Brussels (ARBA_ESA), she graduated from a post-graduate program in Dresden in 2020. Parallel studies of philosphy.
Her work was shown in several group- and solo exhibitions, between others in Dresden, London, Berlin, Brussels, Skopje, Portalegre, as well as in international filmfestivals. Between other scholarships and artist residencies, most recent projects where realised during her stay in the Cultural Center Abattoirs de Bomel in Namur, Belgium, as within an eight month residency at Antonio Gala Foundation, Córdoba.


As a long-term project, I am working on an animated short film under the title "I woke up in the hammock and I couldn't move".
The motionless awakening in a hammock provides the framework for the narrative of an adventurous journey. This journey leads into the depths of the dense jungle, and - at the same time - into the depths of the human psychological condition.

The literary narration, that accompanies the images, will take the viewer by the hand on the journey and is therefore the centrepiece of the film. I want to work on it during my stay in Olot.

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