“A bit of a Complex Sitution” is now available online as part of:
D’EST Chapter #4:
The Body as an Indexical Reader
Curated by Eva Birkenstock,Ulrike Gerhardt, Naomi Hennig
Since fall 2016, D’EST has formed a contemporary video art platform that maps out artistic reflections of post-socialist transformations along feminist and post-geographic lines of inquiry. Shaped by different curatorial teams, the platform currently features 7 thematic chapters that group video works, experimental films and documentaries by 43 artists and collectives. Most of the works are available for online screening, while a new series of chapters is currently in the making.
On “The Body as indexical reader”
The chapter examines the body as a collective, as a singular entity, as a social choreography of an alliance of states, as an organless, cognitive-capitalist, cerebral network, as a corporeal reading instrument of past, former socialist indices, as a place of textual and discursive inscription, but also as a genuine place of affective encounters and material practices. The curators focus on video works and films that flare up the affective, somaesthetic, relational and transformative potentials of the body after 1989 / 1991.
The Chapter will be launched at Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) on 6 Oct 2018.