The show announcement comes accompanied by a text called ‘Figuring ‘Space” by philosopher and editor Robin Mackay, a detailed examination of the notion of ‘space’ as part of the “architecture–retail–real-estate–contemporary art complex”, and its inherently parasitic nature of “artisanal violence”:
“There is nothing that Berlin really stands for, except being cheap and cool, and drunk and druggie…it’s the potential to shape something, says a tech pioneer of his proposed ‘startup campus’ in the city.”
Berlin-based artist and musician, Warwick (aka Heatsick) works largely with immersive multimedia installations and performances, releasing music on PAN, and more recently presenting a play called Neonliberal at Cafe OTO in London.
Expect, perhaps, the history and development of East Berlin’s squat culture in a neoliberal context to play a role in the NEUTRAL exhibition, described by Mackay as “scenes that became photopathological simulacra laminated onto their own re-re-re-representation”.
See the Exile website for details.**