Collecting discarded material is an essential part of Birke Gorm’s entire oeuvre. The title of the exhibition dead stock is a reference to the English term for a commodity or material that is superfluous, unsaleable, or defective and is therefore considered “dead” material in a capitalist system. By re-appropriating domestic—historically predominantly female connoted and unpaid—labor processes, the artist shows the enormous potential of the production and circulation of everyday objects in relation to the dismantling of patriarchal gender hierarchies. The nine handmade sculptures in dead stock become symbolic figures for the value of material and labor in the context of gender roles and equality.
Language: The tour is held in German.
Tour fee: € 5 + admission to the museum
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
Headphones: an audio system may be used for the tour. In the interest of sustainability, please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) headphones if possible. Alternatively, you can also buy headphones for € 1 at the Ticket Desk.