As part of a series curated by Green Ray c0-founder Gabriela Acha, Bonneviot’s show is the first of several that include another one by the London-based artist on May 16, as well as events, installations and performances by Marija Bozinovska-Jones, Joey Holder and Janina Lange.
The performance is introduced with an excerpt of lyrics from the softly sardonic song ‘Big Science‘ by artist Laurie Anderson (“Big Science./ Hallelujah.”) and a description that extrapolates on the effects of Big Data and automation on the body, language, abstraction and the paradoxical relationship between culture, nature and technology: “What is progress after all?”
Running out of Deptford space Enclaveover the next six months, Green Ray is a collaborative curatorial project by Gabriela Acha, Nathalie Boobis and Katy Orkisz hosting public events, reading groups, screenings and exhibitions.
The project inaugurated its ‘Mezzanin Series’ with Emily Furneaux (nee Shepherd)’s firstname.lastname@example.org exhibition and a performance by Marios Stamatisand Lea Collet of ‘Trailer for a Remake of Chorus for Four’ on December 6.
Gawęda and Kulbokaitė’s exhibition, meanwhile, follows a short story of an anonymous ‘she’ character dismembering her own body and conceiving of spaces of “deterritorialisation; ex-timacy voluminously stretched” (i.e. “s㎩œs o dtrrtrlztn; xtimacy vol㎛㏌o㎲ly strtchd”).
The work carries on the Berlin-based Young Girl Reading Group founders and Agatha Valkyrie Ice creators’ interest in an ongoing dispersed project collaboration, that this time manifests as part of Juste Kostikovaite‘s ‘AIROOM’ residency programme, where artists and curators make their temporary living spaces in otherwise AIRBnB-rented rooms inspired by ‘Tinder Swinton’ “a character tired of Tindering”.