Friday 25 September 2015

Of other places

State of Concept is pleased to present its first series of film screenings featuring works of international artists, entitled Of other places.
The exhibition investigates the notion of space through the medium of video and explores alternate ways of constructing our spatial consciousness within a given setting.
This series of screenings came together as a reflection on Michel Foucault’s seminal piece ‘Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias’ which was followed by a short study on key aspects about the theory of space. Considering the idea of space, not as a unified concept but rather as a set of heterogeneous elements, the selected films represent real and unreal places or fragments of space, that invite the viewer to search for the co-existing values that form their meaning.
These other places- mental and physical- propose a different reading of the settings, which we are often familiar with and which constitute the variants of space. Our spatial tactics may vary, thus creating different perspectives. However, only when we adhere to space are we able to generate new images of the world that surrounds us.
These common places invite us to further reflect on the way we construct our memory of the space, on the way we link to it and finally on the way we choose to inhabit it. We can then perhaps learn how to pass from one space to the other without ‘bumping ourselves’.
Featured artists: Hans Op de Beeck, Melissa Bugarella, Filipa César, Anahita Razmi, Hito Steyerl, João Onofre, Samuel Ferstl & Sarah Lehnerer
Screening program:
September 25 – October 1 // Staging Silence (2) by Hans Op De Beeck
October 2 – October 8 // Middle East Coast West Coast by Anahita Razmi
October 9 – October 15 // November by Hito Steyerl
October 16 – October 22 // Memograma by Filipa César
October 23 – November 7 // DELTA-People of the River by Melissa Bugarella,Matching Vampiroteutis Infernalis by Sarah Lehnerer & Samuel Ferstl, Ghost by João Onofre

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