„Meine Praxis ist, wie die Kunst selbst: Ein lebendiges, sich ständig entwickelndes, sich neu erfindendes Gewebe, das wir zusammen entwickeln, und zu dem machen, was letztendlich Kunst ‚ist'“, schreibt die in Berlin lebende Künstlerin und Fotografin Regina Magdalena Sebald in ihrem Artist Statement für LUX.

Mit ihrer LUX-Projektskizze “EQUALIZER” baut Regina Magdalena Sebald auf ihren Erfahrungen mit afrikanischen Frauenrechtlerinnen* auf und möchte deutlich werden lassen, dass es nicht nur „verschiedene Stufen des Frau seins“ gibt, sondern dass diese besonders für Frauen mit afrikanischen Wurzeln auch mehrfache Benachteiligungen mit sich bringen.

kollateral performance, photography Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany, 2016, Curated by Joachim Blank. Photography: Nora Frohmann

Regina Magdalena Sebald: „Our perception is following to interpretation…To the only entrance of the exhibition space, there was adapted a special architectonical element, a kind of platform. The public was advised to step over it by the use of an ordinary crowd control system. While the spectators entered the exhibition space, my body was laying in a cavity under the indicated path, complementing the image, but visible only from the inside of the gallery.“

verhandlungsbedarf („negotiation needed“) frauenarbeit. LUX2019, GEDOK leipzig. grimma, germany 2019 Photography: Beate Körner

Regina Magdalena Sebald: „my body lays on the market place in grimma, germany, in front of the town hall. wrapped into a red fabric coming out of one window of the building only my head and feet are visible, the rest of my body fixed by the rug.“

Regina Magdalena Sebald: „Six women originating from five continents in white dresses carry pink and white
silk cords around their bellies, their extremes are tied together. connected like this the women start walking, forming a procession through the crowds on the streets
of Jamestown, Accra towards the exhibition space, an urban public space. The last one in a row carries a bowl on her head containing an uterus of vaccine origin. at
the venue they would gather in a circular setting. They adorn the ground with beads and place their cords on it, as well as an animal skin and the uterus on the top. The women lay down on the ground in embryo-like position forming a geometric constellation. after a while they sit up starting to cut pieces from their dresses and tie them together, creating another connecting bond between their bodies at the height of their hearts.

Human race developed about two million years ago on the African continent spreading successively over the planet, according to our current state of knowledge…“