Leila Hekmat: Female Remedy, 15 Sep 2022 — 08 Jan 2023

Leila Hekmat: Female Remedy

Haus am Waldsee, Budapester Straße 46

Female Remedy is the first institutional exhibition by Leila Hekmat (*1981 in Los Angeles, lives and works in Berlin) and invites the artist to develop her ambitious performative work for the specific environment of the Haus am Waldsee.

Female Remedy is a comedy of manners which ponders illness as a condition of the body as well as a state of mind. Haus am Waldsee is recast as Hospital Hekmat- complete with hospital beds, an operating theatre, a chapel and other various rooms for treatment. A surrealist portrait of a hospital for women, Female Remedy looks at illness as a gateway to self-discovery. The exhibition leads visitors through halls covered with curtains printed with digital collages and past beds that accommodate the house’s idiosyncratic characters. The presentation will be accompanied by the live performance Symptom Recital: Music for Wild Angels, which will be adapted into a sound installation for the exhibition space.

Leila Hekmat’s work critically examines the societal expectations towards women. She consistently undermines supposed conventions of sex, gender and sexuality. In the tradition of the Theatre of the Absurd and the Commedia dell‘Arte, the artist develops performances in which elaborately handmade costumes and stage designs are used. Hekmat works in an interdisciplinary manner and develops a hybrid style of theatre, musical, comedy, visual arts, film and performance.


Contacts & Details
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm


T: +49 (0)30 801 89 35
M: info@hausamwaldsee.de

Haus am Waldsee, Budapester Straße 46

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