The Ghost of a Movement

THE GHOST OF A MOVEMENT

EXHIBITION @ EMBASSY GALLERY
OPEN FRI 7 JUNE, 7 – 9PM
8 – 23 JUNE, OPEN THURS – SUN

PATRIK AARNIVAARA – JESS LITTLEWOOD – POLLY FIBRE – COPENHAGEN FREE UNIVERSITY – DAVID RAYMOND CONROY

CURATED BY DANE SUTHERLAND

CLOSING EVENT WITH POLLY FIBRE ON FRI 21 JUNE, 7 – 9PM

The revolutionary Future appears increasingly implausible to most of us, but neither can we simply get rid of it. As a result, it seems to collapse into the present… Genuine knowledge of this Future is impossible, but it is only from the perspective of this unknowable Outside that any real knowledge of the present is possible. The Future has become our Dreamtime. (David Graeber)

Today, throughout the world, the organization of movements, groups and collectives abound in the face of political, social and economic uncertainty. The social experience in the forging of a movement, of a utopian thrust, is animated and problematized by such contingent processes as improvisation and speculation. These inherently social activities suspend and navigate normative procedures of judgement, decision-making and valuation by rejecting established modes of governance in favour of localized heuristic processes. The exhibition, ‘The Ghost of a Movement’, produces a space in which the generative and indeterminate processes of developing emergent forms of experience and sociability beyond the dominant order can be considered in relation to collective deliberation, speculative inquiry and the political valence of science fiction as well as immanent perceptual and conceptual gestalts.

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