Off Water II
With Mirsini Artakianou, Ranti Bam, Mariona Berenguer, Hannah Bohnen, Isabel Fredeus, Alizée Gazeau, Eva Gentner, Bianca Lee Vasquez, Ghislaine Portalis, Miriam Rose Gronwald, Laura Sebastianes, Marina Stanimirovic. Curated by Alizée Gazeau.
7 April — 4 June 2022
The immeasurable scale of the space-time in which we evolve requires us to permanently adjust the distance to that which surrounds us – in order to measure the scope of our impacts, the potential for actions, their possible failure and the extent of the dynamics that shape the "habitable". Water as a major component of our terrestrial system, from its oceanic surfaces to the fauna and flora, structures our relations.
Off Water implies changes of state according to metabolic processes. These metamorphoses allow for hybridization and initiate upheaval. The artists of the exhibition deploy spaces that host the meeting of forms and affects. To leave the water implies a movement. Metaphorically, "to be out of the water" invites us to take a time out. The exhibition is composed as a territory through which the works draw the cartography of another possible space-time — hinting at that which is bigger than us, while allowing proximities and a reversal of scale.