‘Aliens are temporary,’ exhibition, Berlin

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Audio piece based on fictional text Tunnel of Fun, from a curatorial proposal from the group exhibition, Aliens are temporary.
photo: Eric Tschernow

The Tunnel of Fun emerges from a curatorial proposal to author Siouxzi Connor: to write a fictional text inspired by the works of the artists who begin the project and the first mutation in order to estrange the curatorial voice, counteracting its supposed objectivity, omniscience and uniformity. Siouxzi Connor welcomes this invitation and begins her writing process with a dream she herself had months ago. In this dream, “as if Ursula K Le Guin had visited her from beyond the grave”, Siouxzi woke up with other invisible people in a dark and damp container, moving towards an idealized and luxurious nature, exceptionally comfortable for human beings. The strong presence of water in this first oneiric environment brings to Siouxzi Connor’s writing the watery thinking of Astrida Neimanis, as well as the reflections of Deborah Bird Rose and Thom van Dooren on the narrative of landscapes and the tragedy stemming from our amnesia towards our common life with all that is non-human.By introducing some of the elements that are part of the pieces in the exhibition space, The Tunnel of Fun makes them present by revealing and concealing them in the vibrant flow of writing.”

– 𝗞𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗻/ 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘆: Sonia Fernández Pan, Sylvia Sadzinski , Anaïs Senli

Words by Siouxzi Connor
Voice by Nikki Jones
Sound editing by Sara Pereira

More about the exhibition:

“Aliens are temporary weaves together artists whose works produce alternative (cosmo)visions, creating bodies, identities and ways of inhabiting the world related to otherness and alterity. Their works combine different practices of knowledge, parasitising them from the experiential, sensitive, haptic and aesthetic qualities of art. Through new materialism, biology, magic, sociology, sound-fiction, post-humanism and science fiction, the works form an environment thatembraces speculative, vitalist and queer-feminist perspectives while constituting and constructing discursive embodiments.”

𝗞ü𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗿*𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗻/ 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗯𝘆: Ally Bisshop, Sarah Browne, Club Ate (Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra), Lúa Coderch, Siouxzi Connor, Ann Cotten, Cruhda, Efe Ce Ele, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, FRKTL, Pakui Hardware, Emily Hunt, Nona Inescu, Lorena Juan, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), KMRU & Aho Ssan, Vera Kox, Verónica Lehner, hn. lyonga, MELT (Ren Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr), Sofía Montenegro, Jonás de Murias, Silvia Noronha & Niko de Paula Lefort, Itziar Okariz, Lucía C. Pino, Lauren Reid, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Juli Schmidt, Valeria Schwarz, Anaïs Senli, Eirik Sördal, Alison Sperling, Sally von Rosen, Janaina Wagner, Sadie Weis, Leticia Ybarra, Ran Zhang.

Finnissage 6.6.22

The Author

Author of the book "Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing)", published by Repeater Books, distributed by Penguin Random House. Former fellow of the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry: www.ici-berlin.org/people/connor.

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