Our work is guided by speculative procedures of theoretical dissolution
by considering the potential of aesthetic experience through a parallax
interfacing of human and object, thought and matter, and imagination
BERGEN CONVENTION (DE / RU)
Studiano Belle Arti, Architettura e Teatro tra Amburgo, Stoccarda e Londra. Il loro lavoro si concentra sulla capacità operativa delle cose. Costruiscono strumenti che innescano meccaniche inattese, che intervengono e modificano le condizioni dell’ambiente circostante.
The Unfailing Table
Un lavoro che accoglie le forme dell’happening, del laboratorio, dell’incontro, della lettura performativa e dell’experience design. Il lavoro è concepito come una serie di eventi, ognuno dei quali svuota una bottiglia e produce una comunità. In ogni performance viene utilizzata una bottiglia di distillato, prodotta direttamente dagli artisti.
The Unfailing Table
A workshop on the potential of toasting in the days to come after
In the past months we have been cultivating 44 fruit spirits in the garden of Utopiana. However, it takes only one to set in motion the Unfailing Table. You are cordially invited to join us for Naples’ table of the righteous. To arrive there we climb down the chain of being and follow a fruit’s destiny. It will serve as a supplement in the days after and as a catalyst for toasting in the days before.
To the restoration of our personal paradise!
Take a seat and engage in new fantasies about the time after the futuristic outset. What can such a fantasy be like? Bearing in mind that realizations in fantasy are a generic form of a desire outside us, an impotent mode of wishful thinking and a loss of the principles of reality and the reality principle; we ask: What happens when there is no “other”? No world to relate to, just an eternal banquet at the Unfailing Table which is not likely to end? What then can we toast to?
Let us convene in the days after and try for a toast to unsettle our social ecology.
No special skills needed.
Björn Kühn(*1987 Ludwigshafen am Rhein/Germany) and Anna Romanenko (*1983 Moscow/Russia) have studied Fine Arts, Architecture, Cultural Studies and Theatre Directing in Hamburg, Stuttgart and London. Their work focuses on the operational capacities of things. As they construct alternative ecologies by building tools and interfaces they trigger unforeseen mechanics and consequences inducing transformation to their surroundings.
We work on devices and environments that intervene in the borderline
qualitities of our physical horizon. Their magic is fueled by the
complicity with the spirits of likeness and backed through an artistic
multitude that foresees the end of days in the near past. Our most
important experiences are those with tools, encounters with hammers,
telescopes, spoons, glasses and by extension with people. We write
handbooks on those encounters.
Focusing on the operational capacities of things as well as actions we
construct ecologies that are coined through the defiance of the human
Our particular take on space and time, as we very much agree on the
point that the two have been tied together as constants in the human
endeavour and that this is not as innocent as the supposedly obejctivity
this concept has tries to make us believe. In our current work we focus
on ideas of untimeliness after time and a space after the vanishing of
space. A grand and vage feeling of apocalypse is sneaking through our
culture. Primarily boasted by the ideas of ecology, scientific scenarios of
natural catastrophes are looming above our heads as in biblical
measurements. There is a feeling that the situation as it is cannot
endure very much longer. And an urgent need for the renegotiation
and disorganization of the hierarchies and relational ecologies of
human, animal and plants.
Our praxis seeks the incompatibilities and points of fractures where
such a reorganization of spaces and timeliness might surface.