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Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit
Everything fits in the room
The fundamentals are there. There is a window only it won’t be accessible in quite the same way or we simply won’t see the view through it in this configuration.
There are doors still, of course, and they sit in the walls for the most part. The walls no longer just support the structure but enact their own participation. We will do the thing we always do of adjusting across the room, bringing all parts with us. The fit is good somehow, no matter the quantity or persuasion.
Don’t worry; we will still fuck over there in the corner. Although it might be called something else entirely, we will potentially foster other resemblances of lovemaking that might be now known as feeding, bathing or recycling. The roof is still the roof. It functions as it did only we imagine seeing small apertures, spots of deterioration where the light seeps through and takes volume. It is no longer important if this light is artificial or natural.
This workshop proposes a practice, an inclusive methodology that locates ways in which we begin to navigate the un-governability of all elements and potentially disruptive information associated with the room. Interrogating the phenomenology of manifesto solicits the inherent polemic: the fear that all things won’t fit to succeed in the imagined dominant path. The room offers an expanded sight for the horizon, no longer obliged to rid oneself of the things that supposedly delay and suspend progress.
Taking to task the integration of each new entrance or person to the room as the thing itself. There exists a curiosity of how each thing fits. Participants are invited to bring companion materials and engage with accumulative labour, things to be worked and offered raw materials. There is an interest in labour acts engaging intimacy, sexuality and economies of exchange; the female body as a site that speaks to reproduction, abundance and disorder; unpacking the nearness of erotic practices of shame and pleasure. Within this temporary dwelling there is work to be done alongside manifestos, bricks and mortar, a chair, a ladder, witches, skins, spices, wall fixtures - like hooks, rope, chain, and clamps.
This research project is part of the project Everything Fits In The Room, a collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt that finds its premiere in January 2017 in Berlin.
ArtistBio: Simone Aughterlony
ArtistBio: Jen Rosenblit