“mutating bodies, imploding stars” at OGR, Turin

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We’re mutating our bodies below an imploding sky, and the group exhibition “mutating our bodies, imploding stars,” curated by Samuele Piazza, gives a profound contemplation on the mutation of human beings inside advanced ecologies, drawing inspiration from ideas pricey to eco-feminism and have an effect on principle.
Binario 2 at OGR Torino will deliver collectively works starting from portray to efficiency, sculpture to video set up, created by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins (Poland/United Kingdom/Germany), Eglė Budvytytė (Lithuania/Netherlands), Guglielmo Castelli (Italy) and Raúl de Nieves (Mexico/United States). Every artist brings their distinctive perspective to ascertain thought-provoking connections between the human and the geological realms, igniting a collision between astronomical and organic time.
The exhibition’s title, impressed by Eglė Budvytytė’s Songs from the Compost, encapsulates its thematic exploration. At its core, the exhibition delves into the profound notions of need and vulnerability as basic parts of human relationships. It embodies a relentless pursuit of understanding symbiosis and interdependent evolution, which function the muse for the emergence of latest subjectivities and the profound reconfiguration of our our bodies.

Raúl de Nieves presents a sequence of sculptural works that breathe life into his private mythology. Drawing from Mexican folklore, he skillfully merges various motifs from Catholic custom and the colourful queer nightlife scene. These creatures, bursting with coloration, invite us right into a dimension the place identities may be redesigned, and new futures imagined. They function a bridge between private and ancestral pasts, inviting us to reconnect with our roots.

Guglielmo Castelli’s work provide a sublime but claustrophobic expertise. Inside his compositions, enigmatic characters negotiate their presence with the sides of the canvas and the objects that saturate the depicted settings. Impressed by literary influences, these figures evoke illustrations from kids’s tales, resembling dysfunctional paper puppets. Castelli’s work map out hybrid our bodies, compelled to contort, cluster, or transfer in a fashion harking back to natural progress.

Songs from the Compost. Mutanting Our bodies Imploding Stars—Eglė Budvytytė’s video made in collaboration with Marija Olšauskaitė and Julija Steponaitytė amidst the forests and sand dunes of the Neringa Peninsula in Lithuania—follows the actions of a gaggle of performers in a pristine panorama. The protagonists’ our bodies are in fixed movement: crawling on the bottom, plunging into water, intertwining with one another. “Whats up, I’m a cyborg, a symbiote, a non-binary alien . . . I’m a boundary between stone and animal intelligence” reads the tune that accompanies their actions.

The opening will begin with a Sound Efficiency by Ramona Ponzini inside the OGR Duomo: Oroshi • Asobi • Okuri is a stay efficiency impressed by the tripartite division peculiar to conventional Japanese festivals. Ponzini’s stay efficiency manifests as a contemporary shamanic sonic ritual, rooted within the Japanese fable of the Celestial Cave. It responds to a deep-seated feeling of restlessness, inviting us to interrupt free from oppressive techniques constructed on destruction, violation, and contamination. The sound set up crafted by the usage of voice, wind devices, small percussion devices, and vinyl embraces repetition as a ritualistic motion, to create a group that shares a deep sort of “feeling” and employs lingering as a transformative software, reawakening our depth of notion.

The exhibition will function the efficiency Us Swerve by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, within the areas of Binario 1. In Alex Baczyński-Jenkins’ Us Swerve (2014), performers on rollerblades orbit each other whereas reciting, remixing, and reformulating fragments of poetry that meditate as regards to need. This polyphonic choreographic “rating” is perpetually altered by the performers’ actions, attitudes, and impacts. Because the performers flow into, they start to channel a queer archive of verses and inflections, together with strains from writers resembling Essex Hemphill, Eileen Myles, and Langston Hughes. These articulations of need and the sensuality of repetition each set the rollerbladers in movement and create a rating for them to maneuver by.

at OGR, turin
till September 17, 2023


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