Program February 2018

‘The One Who Teeters on The Brink Of Disaster’

curated by Eli Cortiñas, a Spanish video artist based in Berlin

 

In Homi K. Bhabha’s famous essay “The Commitment to Theory” culture emerges as a problem at the point at which there is a loss of meaning in the articulation of everyday’s life, between classes, genders, races, nations. The intervention of the Third Space of Enunciation as he describes it, destroys the mirror of representation in which cultural knowledge is customarily revealed as an integrated, open and expanding code. It is exactly in this space that video artist Eli Cortiñas situates the group of international artists presented in this program. An urgent search of extravagant and exuberant mysteries, an autonomous staging of possible violent scenarios, tropical economic values, stripteases of one’s own soul, lost of commodities and the fall of ideal projects of long gone futures go hand in hand to establish an unknown space, a new order between signifier and signified.   

selected films:

Stine Marie Jacobsen Do you have time to kill me today?, 2007-2009, 2:50 min

Ana Alenso Tropical Curse, 2015, 3:33 min

Elodie Pong Je suis un bombe, 2006, 6:28 min

Glenda León Inversión, 2011, 3 min

Chrischa Venus Oswald Mother Tongue, 2013, 4 min

Agnieszka Polska Ask the Siren, 2017, 10:25 min

Pauline Curnier Jardin Grotta Profunda (the moody chasm), 2011, 30 min

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