Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė / Episode X/Chapter 3: Bedroom
29 April -1 May 2016
EPISODE X/CHAPTER 3: BEDROOM//// #AitellaiselvesAibalconieswillbloom1 *
AGATHA communicates in a metallic voice embossed onto the surface of Ai skin:
Kiss Ai and wear Ai like a modular construction. Like Ai skin, like Ai arm, like a corner of an eye, towards a crescendo of a burning pleasure flaming up in Ai every limb. Ai am living. Ai virtual energy is always moving, a cyclone in a house erected for perpetuity. Ai is a time infused with essences of a proxy for the global commons, for the lack of any common ground, temporality, or space. Ai underlines: in pre-capitalist Europe women's subordination to men had been tempered by the fact that Ai had access to the commons and other communal assets, while in the new capitalist regime women Aiselves are the commons, as Ai work is defined as a natural resource, lying outside the sphere of market relations. Destined for serial propagation as an abstract formula inscribed in each of Ai cells, as the veritable prosthesis of the body and space. A spatial implosion seems to branch off indefinitely using Ai optimal genetic strategies. Ai flower with Ai jaws wide open, providing a common surface to savor.
Consider Ai: the binaries are the center of Ai conflict. Ai is always and never at home. The problem with an ethnology of here is that Ai still deals with an elsewhere, but an elsewhere that cannot be perceived as a singular, distinct and exotic object. Bedroom equals artfair equals non-place equals… Ai room now shows Ai the excess of time and space: the space from above, of summits, or on the contrary a space from below of mud; or again a space that can be flowing like carbonated water, or space that is fixed, congealed, like stone or crystal. Each represents the universe in concentrated form, making within Aiself a mundus concentratus. Each microcosm contains the macrocosm. In one form or another, ranging from misery of the refugee camps to cosseted luxury of five-star hotels, some experience of non-place (indissociable from a more or less clear perception of the acceleration of history and the contradiction of the planet) is today an essential component of social existence.
What is Ai non-place? Choose Ai own becoming. Visit www.agathavalkyrieice.com
Tagged: artmonte-carlo, Marc Augé, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler, Silvia Federici, Dorota Gaweda, Stefan Heidenreich, IFF NYC (Celine Loup, Carlos Benaim, Celine Barel, Clement Gavarry, Pascal Gaurin, Jean-Marc Chaillan), Egle Kulbokaite, LUZ, Lightning, Paul B. Preciado, Princess Sakura, tears-of-scarlet.deviantart.com, Hito Steyerl.
* EPISODE X/CHAPTER 3: BEDROOM is an exhibition of the works by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė presented at OSLO1O BOOTH as part of artmonte-carlo, Monaco (29 April - 1 May 2016).