We are in this together,
We are not one and the same - 2019
Collective installation by Mükerrem
Tuncay, Romina Meriç and Hazel Ann Watling.
Incorporating works by
Nelly Monnier, Manon Harrois, Zeynep Beler and editions by
Laura Pardini and Nadia Lichtig.
Situated between the
exhilaration of scientific and technological advances on the
one hand and the threat of climate change devastation on the
other, the posthuman convergence encourages us to think hard
and creatively about what we are in the process of becoming.
Drawing on feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist theory,
Rosi Braidotti argues that the human was never a neutral
category but one always linked to power and privilege.
Posthuman knowledge, as Braidotti understands it, is not so
much an alternative form of knowledge as a critical call: a
call to build a multi-layered and multi-directional project
that displaces anthropocentrism while pursuing the analysis
of the discriminatory and violent aspects of human activity
and interaction where ever they occur. We quote her words as
the title of this collective show.
‘We are in this together
we are not one and the same’ is a residential installation
where artists are invited to stay and work together for five
days with the aim to create an exhibition. Each artist is
invited to bring existing works to the residency or to make
a site-specific work during the residency. The intention is
to create a collective installation with several other
artists. The installation process gives artists the freedom
to mix their works with works of others making new
combinations, or to choose a specific single presentation.
The whole show acts under one title, and yet all
elements remain the work of each individual.