Un_Becoming – Group Exhibition
October 22 @ 18:00 - November 3 @ 19:00
For the Un_Becoming group exhibition, taking place between October 22 and November 03 (accompanying the Berlin PornfilmFestival), SomoS presents performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical and radical responses to the overlapping of sexuality and the body with technology; and dystopian and utopian perspectives on our technologically mediated view of sexuality.
The exhibition’s title, Un_Becoming, is a multi-faceted and fluid play on words, which can refer to many things: it is the process of transgressing corporeal boundaries, questions of how our technologically mediated view of society is shifting, and what it means to be human. It is the notion that pornography itself is Unbecoming; taboo, shocking and ill-fitting to the normative and capitalist model of an ideal lifestyle/relationship/sexuality. It is an unfixed and fluid state; (Un)Becoming and not being. It is the plethora of contradictions and paradoxes that pervade debates around pornography and technology: distance/proximity, public/private, emancipation/oppression, utopia/dystopia. As such, it is also the understanding of Becoming as construction, and Unbecoming as deconstruction.
Arthur Gouillart (UK), Untitled, Performance/Sculpture/New Media
Becky O’Brien (UK), Chat Room, Audio/Live Performance
Bjørn Erik Haugen (NO), Traces, Photography
Pedro Moreira (PT), Significant: Other, Installation/Performance
Francesca Fini (IT),With A Helmet, Fair and Lost, Single Channel Video
Robert Ladislas Derr (US), Safe Space, Single Channel Video/Performance
Anne Weyler (DE), Flottierende Körper, Photography/New Media
Kate Chen (DE), Offline Venus: Memories and Myths of the Cyborg, Installation/New Media, Performance/Video
Simon Menner (DE), Computers Dream of Porn, Photography/New Media
Zara Alexandrova (DE), Mirror, Mirror…, Sculpture
Michael Sven Meier (DE), Ammonite, Single Channel Video Installation
Opening Reception: 22 October (Monday) 6pm-9pm.
Admission: Donation-based & 18+