OPENING 12.05.18, 7PM.
State of Statelessness is one way to describe the contemporary condition of disembodiment
and the position of an individual in an increasingly mediated society.
It becomes a site for self-production and aestheticisation,
a matrix enmeshing what has not assumed any fixed form (yet).
It can also be imagined as a paradoxical, pseudo-administrative body,
a space for a supranational society to take form,
a utopian enclave based on indeterminacy and fluidity.
State of Statelessness is a swansong amidst the crisis.
On the other hand, statelessness may appear as a fatal predicament,
a painfully carnal condition of displacement.
It harbours feelings of rejection and non-belonging
and imposes the status of an outcast, the ‘other’.
Finally, it connects to the state of being in-between,
the moment of intermission or suspension on a variety of levels.
In mid-May ISELP – and us with it – will enter this particular mode
with a group show that sets out to manipulate the ambiguous notion of statelessness.
*The title of the exhibition derives from the text P.A.R.A.D.E. On Streaming Selves, Social Forms, and Disembodiment by Sabrina Chou.
Marijke De Roover
Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly)
Public Programme Curator:
Linh Dong & Elise van Kerckhove
In collaboration with:
Curatorial Studies KASK & ISELP
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