Iris Touliatou “low theory” at fluent, Santander

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“Her should be in official economies and unofficial attachments, . . .” [did it actually say precarious attachments, or was it unofficial economies and official attachments]? Both manner, I believed that sounded fairly correct. I didn’t learn the entire chapter however I definitely should.1

Individuals determine themselves out by arranging supplies, in codecs and positions that allow them specific vantage factors and methods of doing issues. By including new variants to a physique of on–going works, “low idea” expands from a sequence of institutional and infrastructural parameters within the will to look at the affective aspect of fragmentation and failure and the unruly types of relationality.

Six oscillating followers, hanged throughout the out there wall top, subtly stir bundles of home keys copied from strangers, mates, collaborators and neighbours. The set up, titled emotional infinity (the sound of them coming again amplified and looped), operates an elusive emotional present because the air strikes throughout the area, creating the sound of familiarity, each personal and social. Fairly than objects, the ever–rising archive of keys condenses an expansive overlapping of intimate gestures and exchanges. Like private choices obtained by Touliatou by casual preparations of belief, the work strikes throughout the infinite loop of 1’s introspection, and the bigger circumstances of structural precariousness, hypothesis and financial/emotional bonding.

untitled (candy and low, yellow highlights), or the ensuing and indissoluble mixture of company refuse from three native bookshops: fluent books, GIL and La Vorágine, is dispersed alongside the tiled flooring. It shreds printed materials as soon as used to transmit the identification of the respective bookshops: invoices and stocklists highlighted with a yellow marker. Unable to operate underneath a logic of productiveness and knowledge these papers are actually an invisible shared waste made tangible. The ensuing color, texture and scale of the set up speaks of the a number of and collective materiality of those areas and their actions—a dedication to waste and worth as an intimate, shared reminiscence.

Attentive to the subtlest presences within the functioning of a given area, construction or establishment, Touliatou can also be aware of the macroscopic implications present in wider group and circulation programs, comparable to electrical and concrete configurations. mom ligh (fluent), an added gentle fixture hanging decrease than present lights within the room, hyperlinks collectively notions of femininity and power as an allusion to the usually invisible, lived, supporting, typically unquestioned programs, that make life potential.

one–manner sale is a brand new rating created for this exhibition, calling consideration to how the on a regular basis can inform our understanding of how infrastructures are produced, negotiated and contested. It consists of 100 one–manner tickets for the common service operated every day by the native ferry company Las Reginas within the Bay of Santander, and resold at fluent at a negotiable decreased worth. Restructuring the social choreography of entry, motion, geography, financial hierarchies, displacement, engagement and assist, one–manner sale diverts the motion of our bodies and inserts incompleteness, a scarcity of finality, what José Esteban Muñoz describes as a queerness “seen solely within the horizon.”

The gesture’s obvious immateriality channels a rerouting, a disruption of a monopoly, a disturbance of a normative functioning whereas giving area to delicate affiliations and transient compositions, making “level A” to “level B” weak to interruptions, deviations, and momentary conjunction amongst our bodies and issues.

at fluent, Santander
till July 7, 2023

1    Extract from the correspondence between Iris Touliatou and Alejandro Alonso Díaz.


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