What is this place?
the following statement was written in collaboration with Adam Basanta during the WATER & the Sower cycle
Espace Brutale is a modular, mutating and migrating dissemination platform
for ephemeral, immaterial and time-based action.
a non-space for non-exhibitions,
mediated through online space.
pro-formance doesn’t necessitate an audience
pro-formance is the outcome of action-spurred growth
occurring through attentiveness to improvisatory impulse
action-spurred growth creates bodies & systems
When specific needs intersect with process, the outcome, or the occurence is a pro-formance.
A pro-formance’s life, growth, and death are not external pressures operating onto a “work”,
they are an underlying condition at its genesis.
a ground for the conditions of becoming
It is what it is (and isnt)
Neither an exhibition, nor residency, nor performance, although equally it is not none of those things.
It exposes the frayed edges between media architecture, art-making, and Self-construction
spotlit by a harsh light that illuminates the brutality of change and evolution
eyes, ears, and bodyPhysical distancing, bandwidth, and online communication become subsumed as prompts and infrastructure. They are understood as modular material interfaces in the blurred fields of creation, perception, and dissemination.
Seeking extra-bodiliness in lieu of in-person experience, Art and art-making is viewed through strange angles and apparatus, overlapping physical and temporal viewpoints and a sequencing of temporal flows. As limits and potentials of the viewing experience, these are correlates to a physical architecture, albeit one in constant flux.
not a response to
but a coming-to-terms
In a time when memory of social gathering and the memory of gathering as a viral phenomena co-exist,
in a time when forced virtuality dovetails with previously voluntary virtualization
we engage collective bodies through online platforms
and blurring forms of agency, spectatorship & participation
The role of fiction,a space co-created
by semi-fictionalisations of artists and practitioners.
of the self navigating internal & affective infrastructures
Poesis as in poetry and
as in bringing something into being
Exploring thematic po/i/esis as curatorial practice
The current cycle is of WATER