- 16.04.2016 to 21.08.2016
What do you do when you are disoriented, when the compass of your phone goes haywire? You reset it.The procedure depends on the situation and device, but you always have to stay calm and carefully follow instructions if you want the compass to capture signals again.
In this exhibition, we offer you to do something similar: resetting a few of the instruments that allow you to register some of the confusing signals sent by the epoch. Except what we are trying to recalibrate is not as simple as a compass, but this most obscure principle of projection to map out the world, namely Modernity.
Modernity was a way to differentiate past and future, North and South, progress and regress, radical and conservative. However, at a time of deep ecological mutation, such a compass is running in wild circles without offering much bearing anymore. This is why it is time for a reset. Let’s pause for a while, follow a procedure and search for different sensors that could allow us to recalibrate our detectors, our instruments, to feel anew where we are and where we might wish to go.
The layout of the exhibition itself offers a set of disorienting/reorienting procedures. No guarantee, of course: this is an experiment, a thought experiment, a Gedankenausstellung.
ZKM | Videostudio
Camera: Martina Rotzal, Christina Zartmann
Editing: Christina Zartmann
Soundmix: Christina Zartmann
Music: Apple Loops, Indeed Audio, West Sound, Monophonicspace
Actress: Jana Bernhardt