“Sleep paralysis is a condition where the mind is awake but the body is not. The experience is described as an oppressive feeling and a distortion of space. Often a strange entity is perceived occupying the space. Thinking is possible but action is not. The exhibition is based on sleep paralysis as an allegory to a dysfunctional political subjectivity, fueled by a paralysis of discourse.
Consisting of a series of spatial experimentations and abstraction as an instrument of substance, the artist group aims to produce a landscape governed by an immobility of language.”
The opening of the joint-exhibition is on Wednesday 18th of October, from 6 pm – 8 pm! The exhibition is ongoing from 19th of October until 12th of November. Opening hours of Myymälä 2 are Wed-Sat 12.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m., Sun 12.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Welcome!
In other news, this Fall I have started studying in a PhD-program (actually a D.A program) at Aalto ARTS University’s, Fine Art department’s Contemporary Art -study program. The title of my dissertation is: “Poetics of Sound. How can sound forms meanings in a contemporary art context?”. I will focus mainly on newer sound works from the past 10 years that somehow bypass the ephemeral nature of sound to form different kinds of meanings, discourses and contexts, perhaps not at first hearable in the aural material of the work itself. I am not interested researching old pioneers of which there is plenty of texts. Rather I’m interested researching new developments and continuing forming a critical theory of sound art. I’m mostly following the research lines opened up by Seth Kim-Cohen’s “In the Blink of an Ear” -book that was instrumental for me for acknowledging more critical attitude towards sound based art works.
I will start to post more regularly about the progress of my studies.