IT MOVES AND IT SHOUTS

5 December - 5 January 2020

It moves and it shouts. In my head. Shhhhhhhhh, writes queer French author Guillaume Dustan [1965-2005], who delved into the hedonism of the nightclubs and politicized the state of desire, the drive for ecstatic celebration. 

IT MOVES AND IT SHOUTS wants to talk about empathising, becoming hybrid — dancing bodies, dancing minds towards a political body. It investigates new ways of perceiving the world, contextualising knowledge as a situated experience, but also playing with and dissolving the idea of borders, somatic, geographical, online or offline. It is through desire and pleasure that we navigate through this world, contesting at the same time various hierarchies. The works bring into consideration class, race, gender and sexuality, ability and illness as intersectional and propose new ecologies of existence.

The exhibition brings together works by Dimitris Dokatzis, Kyle Dunn, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Eva Papamargariti, Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss the Architect, Spyros Rennt, Korallia Stergides, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Leontios Toumpouris and Marina Xenofontos. 

Remembrance and death drive become intrinsic to the libidinal turn of the exhibition. Every drive is virtually a death drive, Lacan wrote, and the queer death drive is here in dialogue with the notion of futurity, not as reproductive futurism but as a state embracing both irony and jouissance, the refusal of the social order and a utopian prospect of a queer world unimaginable; working with and beyond negativity, desiring something unapproachable.

IT MOVES AND IT SHOUTS features painting, sculpture, installation, sound, video, virtual reality and performance works by international artists approaching the basis of experience and perception, twisting and changing it in relation to the given structures, architectures, networks and bodies. Spinning around the notions of sensing and feeling in a world both digital and physical, with material as well as intangible bodies, it examines practices that strive to transform or lose their boundaries, that expand the idea of corporeality and transgress themselves, opening up a different relation to the other.

 

Text by Panos Gianikopoulos

 

Press: Daily Lazy

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Dimitris Dokatzis, Kirky 1994

B&W photography

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Left: Kyle Dunn, Rainbow House, 2019

Right: Leontios Toumpouris, Of particular images, 2019

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Leontios Toumpouris, Of particular images, 2019

Laser engraving on leather, bisque fired clay (Stoneware, Earthenware, Earthstone and Calcium bentonite clay)

spray dye, mild steel, carbon steel, dimensions variable

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Detail:

Leontios Toumpouris, Of particular images, 2019

Laser engraving on leather, bisque fired clay (Stoneware, Earthenware, Earthstone and Calcium bentonite clay)

spray dye, mild steel, carbon steel, dimensions variable

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Kyle Dunn, Rainbow House, 2019

Acrylic on epoxy resin, plaster and foam panel

72 x 53 x 2 cm., 182 x 134.6 x 5 cm, Courtesy The Breeder, Athens

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Left: Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss the Architect, Crepuscular species 2019

Right: Kyle Dunn, Rainbow House, 2019

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Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss the Architect, Crepuscular species 2019

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Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss The Architect, Crepuscular species, 2019

Still from site specific VR installation, Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper

35 cm x 50 cm

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Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss The Architect, Crepuscular species, 2019

VR installation, VR development: David Kaskel

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Korallia Stergides, Low Roaming Cloud, 2019, Performance, Sound and Installation (Toy Sheep, Faux Fur, Pillow), dimensions variable

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Virginia Mastrogiannaki, 2017, Untitled (unnoble materials) Marble and oil paint, 12 x 72 cm

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Virginia Mastrogiannaki, 2017, Untitled (unnoble materials), Marble and oil paint, 12 x 72 cm

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Dimitris Dokatzis, Untitled, 1990, Courtesy Ira Spagadorou

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Spyros Rennt, Car crash, 2017, inkjet print, 70 x 100 cm

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Spyros Rennt 2019

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Marina Xenofontos, Linear A-b, 2019, bronze cast carved in oil sand, dimensions variable

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Eva Papamargariti, Transformative Encounters: video, 3:35" color, sound and printed leatherette on steel parts

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Detail:

Eva Papamargariti, Transformative Encounters: video, 3:35" color, sound and printed leatherette on steel parts

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Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Throat Lap Dance (from Lap Dance Buffet series), 2019

performance and sound installation, dimensions variable, (Τhe research of the project is supported by Onassis AiR)