He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight… – W. H. Auden, Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone Artist David Horvitz has created a new app. Commissioned by Thomas Thiel and Simone Neuenschwander for the exhibition Transparencies, at Bielefelder Kuntsverein and Kunstverein Nürnberg, the space between us acts as a sort of compass, but instead of pointing north, it points… [read more »]
A MACHINIC REPERTOIRE
There is a moment of artifice when you enter another culture, when movements and actions do not feel like your own. How does one approach a system so coded and at the same time loaded with meaning? Enter the deep mind.
“A machinic repertoire” is set in an empty residential house in the outskirts of Kyoto in Japan. It is through this empty house that one further enters into a constructed system of emptiness: a system within a system. Internalised movements in mechanical repetition, both human and automated at once: body movements on a mat of tatami, the sliding of a door, the steps in a tea ceremony, industrially produced matcha, glitched prosthetic body parts, video-recorded interactions with robots, downloaded scientific data and algorithmic sound compositions – those are the orchestrated elements of “A machinic repertoire”.
All images courtesy of Dingum and TCF, 2015