Sincerely How Am I Talking? A Symposium Curated by Formcontent
The image of a bird scarer figured heavily. It was to be the first encountered object. Actually the first thing placed on the land between the sea (from where we would arrive) and the beginnings of arable land (over which we would depart, crossing fields unmarked by paths).
It was to be a bird scarer and no other object. Blown by the wind, sending up shields of white light from the reflective surfaces of its plastic wings.
And it was to stand there addressing itself to the animals, to the birds that would try to undo the field.
It was to be functional and situated exactly in this position of omen, at the edge of the land.
And we were to talk, only after we had got past it, coming up on the right, one field over, in twos and threes, about its strangeness and its greeting to the black birds, and the sound of its voice:
Sincerely how am I talking?
Opening 14 March 6.30 - 9
March 14 – 18, open normal gallery hours 12 - 6 pm
Readings on March 17, 4 – 6 pm
With works by: Adam Avikainen, Julia Calver, Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter, Julius Koller, Oliver Laric, Amanda Ross-Ho, Chosil Kil and readings by Gil Leung, Chris Sharp and Paul Becker
Curated by FormContent and part of the programme It’s moving from I to It
Sincerely how am I talking? plays on overlaps between fiction and reality by blurring the boundaries between presentation and representation. The artistic practices introduced explore the use of story telling, metaphorical language and fiction. Language forms the host for works that engage with the relationship between art and fiction, art and reality, art and politics.
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