1. John Bock Fischgratenmelkstand kippt ins Hohlengleichnis Refugium (2008)
The restraint of the contrivance. On my first visit, a man beside me got extremely agitated and started shouting at the screen, swearing in German, “it is all nonsense”.
2. Mikala Dwyer An Apparition of a Subtraction (2010)
Exquisite secrets told through the sound of labour and the silence of a circle. A rehabilitation of the space of an island that conflates affective histories.
3. Salla Tykka Victoria (2008) Airs Above The Ground (2010)
Beauty is gathered and controlled and managed, but only when we are looking, and only sustained for a temporary moment. Gravity and death become forces of containment.
5. Slave Pianos Penalogical Pianology: The Timbers of Justice (2010)
The body of the king has been threatened and must be publicly punished. An alternative violence to the penal colony, only the most visible and most exuberant execution at the scaffold will pay the debt.
9. Rodney Graham City Self/ Country Self (2000)
A moment frozen in time caused by the syncopation of the footsteps, the hoof-steps and the anticipation of repetition. Noone can escape the confines of the loop.
10. AES +F The Feast of Trimalchio (2009)
The hybrid worlds of the Gods are all about control and contrivance. The Wagnerian opulence supposedly transports but somehow remains a pseudo-affect echoed in our bodies that attempt to gather the whole of the image.
16. Miguel Angel Rios Crudo (2008)
Interesting to see this again after the DPAG installation. The inhabitation of the circular space shifts the power relation more to the dogs. In the restraint of the gallery the dancer was dominant.