ORCHESTRATED FREEDOM

An exhibition resulting from ROOM's Artist in Residency Programme of new works by

WASIS.TODAY

 

 

ROOM Gallery Hall 3

08.07 - 27.08.2016

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Orchestrated Freedom (Installation views).

 

Photos courtesy of  wasis.today  & Andrew Wessels

[…]

 

Post-human condition of hybrid identity.

I try to draw my robot portrait, persuaded that my body cannot be experienced without images.

 

[…]

 

Run, Run, Run, (the) machines are still running, spinning, swinging.

 

There is always another way.

 

Can I, can we forget that a bullet went through paradise?

Show me infallible beauty.

Show me eternal entertainment.

 

Let my thoughts leave my body, let them float, lift up the ocean.

Sea, see, the mermaid is calling.

It could be you, it could be young forever.

 

[…]

 

(Extract from ‘At Ten Past Ten’, a short novel by wasis.today (2016))

 

 

 

Orchestrated Freedom is new cinematic installation by the collective wasis.today.

 

In this theatrical use of video, photography and sculptural objects, wasis.today challenges manufactured mono-aesthetics and the consent that drives and hybridizes our bodies. Labor, time and technology are choreographed to each play a role in the engineered conception of modern paradises that hang like ersatz goods for our bodies to chase.

 

With thanks to: Rogan Jenkin (Fabrication), Amichai Tahor (Lightfarm), Andrew Wessels (BoXcutter Studio)

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

wasis.today is a nomadic art collective, born in 2015 in the former Laurie Grove Bath in London. Comprised of Nelmarie du Preez (ZA) and Audrey Salmon (FR), they completed their MFA’s respectively at Goldsmiths College between 2012-2015.

 

Currently they work on affairs of home, exploring heterochronies. They observe and extract the effects that encyclopaedic globalisation has on bodies and time.

 

For more information on wasis.today following the link: http://wasis.today

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© 2017 ROOM Space & Projects NPC / Selected Images Courtesy & Copyright of the Artists presented

23 VOORHOUT STREET, (CNR 4TH STREET)

NEW DOORNFONTEIN

JOHANNESBURG, 2094

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

 

GPS COORDINATES: -26.19835,28.06413

WORKING HOURS

 

WED - FRI   11h00 - 16h00

SATURDAY 10h00 - 15h00

CONTACT

+27 (0)11 074 4944 (tel)

 

 

roomforinfo@roomgallery.co.za

www.roomgallery.co.za

MAP

© 2016 ROOM Space & Projects NPC / Selected Images Courtesy & Copyright of the Artists presented