Topography of Vulnerabilities #1

Photo: Udo Siegfriedt

Nagra, 5 tape reels and an Oscillator having a conversation on how do we continue to function and exist in conditions that are contributing to our extinction.

Expanding on the artists’ ongoing research which started with “Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing«” (2019) on inter-dependency, vulnerability, closeness, disorientation, and trust, they are questioning the effects that the current and post-pandemic climate has on these themes, where the policing of intimacies has become unquestionable and normalised.

At the “Fingers Of The Air” exhibition at daadgalerie, the duo presented the first iteration of “Topography of Vulnerabilities” in July 2020. The work takes the form of an installation with sound and light elements using generative electronic sounds, an unstable vertical tape loop and 5 empty tape reels for shape and tension, installed on to the clean white walls of the gallery resembling a non-religious alter – a space to come in to dissolve.