Invisible City – Technologies of the Body is an exhibition project as a result of a long-term research and collaboration between the artists Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Gisèle Schindler, Riikka Tauriainen, and the curators Işın Önol and Dimitrina Sevova.
The point of departure of this exhibition project is the technologies of the city in their interrelation with the technologies of the body – a body that is submitted to the same processes of gentrification, urban planning and their modulations, as well as to the utopian potential of the imaginary in the context of the virtual as conceived by Antonio Negri. This leads us to investigate and reflect on the traces of the aesthetic implications of crises, birth control, the reproductive system, biopolitics, the environment, social milieu, geopolitics, epistemology, the problem of housing, habitus and urbanism in relation to how becoming-population and planned control are applied to working-class families, migration or the notion of inappropriate sexuality.
Oh, yes, as we all know: It’s a process! It’s a construct! It’s not natural! In search of his impossible naturalness Antonin Artaud exclaimed: “Only the human body can be everything.” [press release]
Invisible City – Technologies of the Body
January 7, 2012 – February 5, 2012
Wäscherei – Kunstverein Zürich