Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society
In her work Grace Schwindt often deals with historical events and social relations. She also interweaves fiction and non-fiction. In her film Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society (2014) she evokes discussions that she witnessed in her youth in Frankfurt, while growing up in a left-wing environment. The text, which is variously incorporated in the film, is based on an interview with an activist from the 1960s and 1970s student movement. The film also shows a dance troupe performing a piece that obeys a strict rhythm of rest and motion. The multidisciplinary approach used by Schwindt allows her to deal with subjects from various different perspectives thus avoiding a one-sided interpretation.
• Grace Schwindt (1979, Germany, living and working in London) is best known for her performances and films, in which she has also recently included sculptures and sketches. In 2012 she was in residency at WIELS. Her work is distributed by Argos and represented by the Antwerp gallery Zeno X where she will be exhibiting from 7 March.