The “Whatever You Thought, Think Again” group exhibition is closely linked to the theme of 3hd Festival 2017 in title and approach. Coming from a critical and curious perspective on the collective contemporary moment, ideas around body politics, emotional labour and visibility are envisioned and enacted outside of the status quo, opening us up to possible new realities.
Featuring video, sound and sculpture by Anja Kaiser, Jenna Sutela, Johanna Odersky, Magdalena Bichler, M.E.S.H. and Tabita Rezaire, the show also includes performances by Neo Hülcker and Stellan Veloce and i.ruuu, as well as an interactive installation by Cleo Kempe Towers and a survey developed by 3hd in cooperation with Anna Willert. Otherwise known as Emotional Labour Queen, Kempe Towers’ “Matters of the Heart” creates a space for confession in private and group sessions with the writer and artist, while Hückler and Veloce’s “Ear Action” collaboration explores the space between listening and feeling through one-on-one performances. Meanwhile, Berlin-based physician Willert’s “Tell Us How You Really Feel” research project examines media and technology engagement, economic status, personal attitudes, and its relationship to mental well-being in a survey that can be filled out online and in the exhibition.