Article Number: 11604
Soft Cover, German, Thread Stiching, 144 Pages, 2018, Secession
Anthony Huberman

Other Mechanisms

€ 35.00

Catalogue/Artist book with works of Zarouhie Abdalian, Lutz Bacher, Nairy Baghramian, Eva Barto, Patricia L. Boyd, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Howard Fried, Aaron Flint Jamison,Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Frederick Kiesler, Pope. L, Louise Lawler, Sam Lewitt, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulene, Cameron Rowland, Sturtevant, and Danh Vo.

"Other Mechanisms" points to a present moments where machines don't look much like machines. Many aren't even called machines. Heavy and greasy machinery is absent from the smooth surfaces of digital interfaces and the weightlessness of cloud computing. Tool appliance, device, apparatus, instrument, computer, hardware, software, program, server, processor, microchip, setting, algorithm, infrastructure, system, logistic, protocol, parameter - the terms for the todays machines accumulate, evolve, and overlap.

The works in this exhibition reflect on what it could mean to contest the regime of the machine. They compromise its tools, misuse its technologies, reroute their engineering, complicate its measurements. These other mechanisms add detours or dead ends to circulation routes, or insert delinquent trajectories that create distortions over time. They are made of knots, blanks, and incompatible settings. They demand more from their “users,” forgoing protocols of convenience and immediate intelligibility. They reinsert the awkwardness of the human body, with all of its irregularities and inefficiencies.

"Other Mechanisms" is an revised and extended version of the exhibition "Mechanisms" that was on view at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco from October 2017 through February 2018.

Sprache: Englisch