Splintered subjects along the margin

As the world is casting an eye over the front-lines of social injustice, Splintered subjects along the margin is an attempt to look into the contradictions, layers and intersections enmeshed in the self-awareness of those relegated to the margins of society. A cosmology of works gesture toward desire and bodies, power and devotion, narration and belonging, race and submission through four emerging video art approaches. The gathered planetary chorus braids a precarious web of unforeseen references and connections between geographically and politically heterogeneous perspectives. In an atonal song, each approach embarks on the abrasive materialisation of self-reflection in a mirror of global, yet highly personal conflict zones. How are domination and submission expressed in the shadow of the racialized figure? How does inflicted pain relate to unconscious knowledge? How do memory and self-identification converge before the prospect of change?

The works aim to challenge the schema under which we superficially categorise identities, highlighting overlooked aspects that splinter off any unified idea of the subject. Fragments flicker into visibility on and off the bodies they came from, simply through their encounters with each other. ‘I am my others‘, writes Akwaeke Emezi. In this spirit, each approach practices this speculative and dialectical thinking of the fragment, by processes of non adjoining identification with, and unifying disruption of their others. Or put differently: visual fragments break into a thought, which, although imperceptible, reveals something of the complex nature of subjectivity.

Mazlum Nergiz
Manuela de Laborde
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Jenny Berger Myhre
Heiko-Thandeka Ncube

curated by Mazlum Nergiz

Friday 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 2 pm – 6 pm
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