London gallery Union Pacific is launching Bridge, the latest exhibition from KERNEL, as well as projects with Sasha Litvintseva and Lewis Teague Wright titled What we name, we can contain, both running from February 28 to March 28.
In Bridge, the Athenian art collective (founded by architect Pegy Zali and artists Petros Moris and Theodoros Giannakis) takes a peripheral event as its source of inspiration, re-imagining a critical narrative on the modern movements of matter, people, and energy. Built as a reference to a new railway transport bridge in the suburbs of Athens that was mysteriously sabotaged, the exhibition takes the form of “millions of microscopic fragments of phosphor-coated lamb glass, deformed metal and wood chips are still lying within the tunnel, mixed with the gray crushed stone of the railway”.
For What we name, we can contain, Litvintseva and Wright provide only an abstract lengthy text referencing things like “lashing blood-infused spit”, “beacher mermaid”, and “the void”. The text ends with:
Tongue and beans in broth,
Brick in a box.
I won’t take no for an answer,
I was born to be a dancer.
What we name,
We can contain,
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