As part of the exhibition The total scab–free solidarity and performative silence that struck floor–shows and soundstages from Desert to NJ coast for over half a year, the installation Meskalamdug by David Maroto is presented. The artist requested the curator and the venue (A Tale of A Tub) that nothing is written about this work. The contextualisation is provided by oral means. The installation is activated by performer Akram Assam at some specific times.
An important convention that usually frames any artistic experience consists in resorting to a written text as a mediating device. This could be a curatorial statement, a critical review, the introductory wall text, the information in the captions next to the artwork, and so on. If writing is a medium that allows individuals to share information without being face to face, the refusal to write entails the need to meet in the flesh. What effect does it have on the artistic experience? How does the text become an experience for the audience?
Saturday 12 September, 17:00
Saturday 26 September, 17:00
Saturday17 October, 17:00
Sunday 1 November, 17:00
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
The total scab-free solidarity and performative silence that struck floor-shows and soundstage from Desert to NJ coast for over half a year
Guest curator: Tiago de Abreu Pinto