Group exhibition with works by Violet Dennison, Adam Fearon, Richard Frater, Renata Har, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Adrien Missika, Antoine Renard, Vanessa Safavi, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld.
Written contribution by Elvia Wilk.
‘unexpected others’ is the second iteration of a project series addressing the ongoing dissolution between the biologic and the synthetic. Following the group exhibition ‘BlueMajik’ (L’Atelier-ksr, Berlin, 2015), ‘unexpected others’ push the conversation further, reflecting upon relations existing between organic and non-living entities.
The focus is on how these relations lend to to a peculiar state of collaboration and co-construction by revealing invisible cooperations, interference patterns, and intangible processes. The title, coined by D. Haraway in The Promise of Monsters (1992), directly derives from Haraway's concept of ‘innapropriate/d others’ (parallel to the research by film maker and theorist Trinh Minh Ha, ‘She, the innapproriated other’, Discourse 8, 1986). It suggests other optics for considering the relations of difference and how hard intellectual, cultural and political work these new geometries require.