JAKOB LENA KNEBL & THOMAS HÖRL
Beat and the Pulse, 2013, Courtesy the artists, Photo: Georg Petermichl

Jakob Lena Knebl & Thomas Hörl
*1970 in Baden / *1975 in Hallein
live in Vienna
www.jakoblenaknebl.com
www.slywonski.com

In Beat and the Pulse, Jakob Lena Knebl & Thomas Hörl are merging familiar Hollywood icons such as Frankenstein’s Monster with aesthetics from expressionist silent movies, alpine folkloric figures and their deconstruction. This work is aiming to construct alter native beauty, monstrous fetishism and invert roles, extending queer praxis into heterosexual desire. Furthermore, Frankenstein’s Monster is seen as one of the first popular icons dealing with the construction of identities, but also the fear of ‘the other’ (monsterfication).