The Episode 10: Boudoir Sulk group exhibition at Basel’s Oslo10 opened February 26 and is running to March 19.
Organised by Agatha Valkyrie Ice or (aka post-gender avatar ‘Ai’) the show is the 10th episode of the Ai curatorial programme, set up for OSLO1O, that follows the “concept of MTV Cribs.” Each exhibition/IRL story is told in a different part of the Ai sci-fi house, with past projects including Episode 4: Bathroom (2015) and Episode 5: Library (2016). In addition, there is also a web residency programme that runs alongside.
Ai, a reworking of the concept ‘I’, is meant to embody a post-authorship role, providing an open-ended script and allowing multiplicity of voice in collective performance, where one can be both on the periphery and/or apart, but all attached to Ai by one of “Ai’s extremities.”
The installation brought together a range of sculptural interventions into the space, a video aswell as jewellery worn during event. Boudoir Sulk is accompanied by a text by Agatha Valkyrie Ice that reads somewhere between an affirmation and manifesto; a declaration that “Ai am positional, utopian, and without innocence. No longer structured by the polarity of public and private…”**