1 from the past, even very distant.
1 from the present, focusing on the contemporary moment.
1 from the future, with a strong perspective, in a nutshell, towards what’s next.
Hieronymus Bosch / nel Libero Spirito e di spirito libero. Dell’oscuro e del multiforme subconscio
Museo del Prado
Della Ferita e della Riparazione?
Kader Attia – Open Your Eyes, 2010
Attualmente in mostra al Mcba di Losanna con la mostra “Injuries Are Here” (fino al 30 ottobre)
Futuro: Between Nothingness and Infinity (Fra il Nulla e l’Infinito)
“I feel my soul as vast as the world, truly a soul as deep as the deepest of rivers; my chest has the power to expand to infinity. I was made to give and they prescribe for me the humility of the cripple. When I opened my eyes yesterday I saw the sky in total revulsion. I tried to get up but eviscerated silence surged toward me with paralyzed wings. Not responsible for my acts, at the crossroads between Nothingness and Infinity, I began to weep.” (Fanon 1967)
NO HUMANS INVOLVED by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?
Witte de With, Rotterdam (22 May – 16 August 2015)
Members of the collective recided in Rotterdam for two months to produce new work, including video and sculptural installations, printed matter, sonic scapes and film shorts. Many of these installations include algorithmically produced sounds, piezoelectric material interactions and visual material from social media, which are explored in relation to the body. By pushing the notion of technology in conjunction with socio-political questions into the physical, sensorial and hence affective realm the Collective is invested in aesthetically emphasizing what writer Sylvia Wynter called “sociogenic principle”. A concept that can be understood as a result of processes of social conditioning and culturally prescribed “sense of the self”. The exhibition will be organized around the central question: “What does it mean to be human in a world which is continually contesting ‘certain’ people’s humanity?” and will explore different modes of perception as forms of aesthetic conceptual protest and disobedience to normative orders. The ‘new default’ position, which the collective aims to initiate, opens up a conversation around the multiplicity of our identities. Is it possible to move outside of aesthetic strategies that art, through ideological and institutional framings, has for a long time been complicit with? Can art subvert and truly free the body outside the peripheries of myth and representation to open up a debate that might lead to an understanding of what it “feels to be human”?
HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN – collective of artists, writers, composers, academics, filmmakers and performers from around the world who collaborate across disciplines and cities.