Are You Willing to Participate ?
Installation - 2015
In the Exhibition Thingness ?
Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee, Scotland
Documentation : Ross Fraser McLean
This installtion continues the research undertaken in the video ‘Nothing Remains, Only Us’ around strategies of resistance towards productivism. The question of which relations and ways to inhabit the world can be invented through material environment is still very potent. The sculpture displayed functions as a body spatially regulating three distinctive approaches to material pro- duction yet all linked to withdrawals from the logic of labour.
The video Nothing Remains Only Us presents a man recalling a community he was part of. people living in this community aimed to inhabit together a shared house in a way that will disturb their way of living and therefore create new means of experiencing and acting in society. The only rule was to produce a new object a day “which implied as a tacit agreement to break one thing beforehand”. The dialogue is loosely written on the basis of an interview of Rainer Werner Fassbinder about antiteater.
Video ‘Nothing Remains, Only Us’ on monitor, headphones, yoga balls with silkscreened tee-shirts, embroidered cushion, bandages, wood, plaster and paint.
Flexiwood, hole, paints and glitters.
INSIDE THE SCULPTURE
Ceramic produced during my resi- dency at the Cooper Gallery thrown on the floor and thus broken.
Terracotta pot made by my mother Ièla Nussbaum.