Performance: Studio for Propositional Cinema, CUT WITH SOME PIECES OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: A SONATA FOR TWO WOMEN
4 December 2016, 16:00
As part of the exhibition Mad Horizon, and as its closing point, Studio for Propositional Cinema present a new play, a live reading by two actors. The event presents a text in the form of a provisional theatrical staging, with two characters whose address constantly shifts between the audience and each other, themselves. The two personas drafted in the text oscillate between collectivized stand-ins and subjectivized humans, recalling characters from sources as varied at Ingmar Bergman, Elena Ferrante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Smog.
“Like a scavenging bird or perhaps like a louse, we prey on the given structures in order to decipher & destabilize the nebulous worlds of images which flow through our worlds like a virus & reflect it in equal measure.”
Studio for Propositional Cinema works as an anonymous collective since 2013. Since then their activities have taken many forms, including an exhibition space in Düsseldorf, various publishing projects, sustained collaborations with other artists such as Keren Cytter, Alex Wissel/Jan Bonny and Gaylen Gerber, as well as exhibitions, realized both individually and together with a loose network of other artists and cultural producers. Most of these projects are grounded in language, presented variously through speeches, performances, signage, manifestos, titles, and press releases. Recent projects were presented at Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Taylor Macklin, Zurich, Bonner Kunstverein, Kunsthaus Bregenz (all 2016) and MUMOK Vienna (2015). A new exhibition will open at Swiss Institute, New York, in January 2017.