one message interview #40. Luc Mattenberger

 

On the topic of non-performance induced by the answer of LUC MATTENBERGER, here is an excerpt from the fantasy novel Monday Begins on Saturday written by ARKADY and BORIS STRUGATSKY in 1964.

In the premises of the Department of Absolute Knowledge all the small upper windows were open, because the smell of Professor Vybegallo’s herring heads was seeping in. There was snow heaped up on the windowsills and there were dark puddles under the radiators of the steam central heating system. I closed the windows and walked between the virginally clean desks of the department’s staff members. Standing on the desks were brand-new ink sets that had never seen ink, but there were cigarette butts spilling out of the inkwells. This was a strange department. Its motto was: ‘The cognition of infinity requires an infinite amount of time.’ I could hardly dispute that assertion, but the staff drew an unexpected conclusion from it: ‘And therefore it makes no difference whether you work or not.

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Arthur Jafa, APEX_TNEG, at The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), on February 25, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBm2_v5RUw

wfw weekend #412

extract from Atelier (Mauve) (2017), HORRIBLE BISE
director of Photography/Editor: LOUIS ZEBO
sound engineer: EMMANUEL BOTTERIAUX

wfw weekend #411

Untitled (2017), BRIGHAM BAKER
seen at Kunsthaus Langenthal
on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Seth Price. Wrong Seeing, Odd Thinking, Strange Action

screen capture from https://www.textezurkunst.de/106/wrong-seeing-odd-thinking-strange-action/
on June 8, 2017
image © we find wildness

For the new issue of Texte Zur Kunst, SETH PRICE comes back to a series of his thinkings, and actions that are questioning the limits of visibility and anonymity in the current contemporary art scene.

The whole text is available online via textezurkunst.de. Note also that his novel Fuck Seth Price (2015) is available in pdf here.

Meanwhile: http://organic.software/

one pic tuesday. Paul Sietsema

Sign Painting, 2017
acrylic on canvas over aluminum, 195,3 x 121,9 x 3,8 cm (76 7/8 x 48 x 1 1/2 in.)

image courtesy the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels

Sign Painting (2017) is a new work by PAUL SIETSEMA that is currently presented in the group exhibition entitled Fleming Faloon. The title of the show has been taken from a 16mm film by OWEN LAND made in 1963-64. Fleming Faloon draws attention to the illusion of depth as presented on a flat picture plane and suggested that if we accept this reality, we can then willingly ascribe anything as real.

Fleming Faloon is on view at Office Baroque in Brussels until July 15, 2017.

There are very recent instances where, under the law, the wearing of natural hairstyles is not protected from discrimination. (…) In any case, these gestures of using the du-rag in my practice became an entry point for me and hopefully others to better understand the implications of the multiple behaviors, attitudes, reactions, and declarations surrounding a black aesthetic. The du-rag was banned by the National Football League and National Basketball Association in America in the late 1990s / early 2000s, and I am asking why. Because when you ask everyone why, there are a million different answers that either address respectability politics or refer to its relationship to criminality. As if the du-rag was a cause and perpetuator of violence. In the end, it’s worn to protect the hair and condition its texture. It’s similar to hair rollers, which are rarely worn outside, but black folks are creative like that and asked, why not? It became subversive, and the powers that be have been trying to shut it down ever since. – Kevin Beasley, Silence is not neutral, Mousse Magazine, June 2017

wfw weekend #410

Quad I & II (play for tv) (1981), SAMUEL BECKETT
seen in the exhibition Extended Compositions
at Centre Pasquart, Biel
on Friday, April 14, 2017

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wfw weekend #409

The Great Fool Braegger, TINA BRAEGGER
seen at Weiss Falk, Basel
on Friday, June 2, 2017
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Xavier Mazzarol at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin

Home in Transit, 2015
metal, gas cylinder, plastic tube, 178 x 180 x 80cm

exhibition view at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin, April – June 2017

Penner, 2017
beer glass bottles, 135 x 43 x 2cm & 93 x 36 x 2cm

Penner, 2017
beer glass bottles, 135 x 43 x 2cm & 93 x 36 x 2cm

exhibition view at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin, April – June 2017

Glück, 2017
aluminum, synthetic jacket, motor, variable dimension

Penner (brown), 2017
beer glass bottles, 96 x 47 x 2cm

all images courtesy of the artist and Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin

Some politely call it “turbulent times”, others strongly feel that fundamental rights, free circulation and societal advancement are crumbling, while elemental requisites such as a home and work are becoming the privilege of a generation.  Against morose fatalism, the artist observes social behavior and organizes pessimism.  Five singular works with oblique correspondences of form or motif that question the familiar, unhinged domesticity and parallel economy constitute XAVIER MAZZAROL’s one-person exhibition.*

 

XAVIER MAZZAROL at Xavierlaboulbenne in Berlin is on view until June 10, 2017.

*press release

 

Set an egg timer. Do nothing at all. Leave the timer in someone’s mailbox. Make a mental list of unusual colors to wear more often. Send it to your mother. – Yoko Ono, Self-Care Tips, The New Yorker, May 21, 2017

wfw weekend #408

Endnote, tooth (shadow) (2017), IAN KIAER
seen at Barbara Wien, Berlin
on Saturday, May 27, 2017
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wfw weekend #407

detail from Our flesh surrounds us with its own decisions (2017), NONA IONESCU
seen at EXILE, Berlin
on Saturday, May 27, 2017
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wfw weekend #406

The Green Room I, II & III (2017), JILL MULLEADY
seen at Kunsthalle Bern
on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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wfw comix #9

wfw comix, May 2017
all images © JEREMY PININGRE and We Find Wildness

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WFW Comix is a special collaboration with French artist JEREMY PININGRE . The project started in January 2016 and since then nine episodes have already been published. If you have missed the previous issues, I invite you to browse them here.

Please note also that the work of JEREMY PININGRE is part of the exhibition Constellation Pyrrhon currently presented at Quark in Geneva.