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It's moving from I to It

The Contemporary Art Gallery, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

With Manon de Boer, Ben Cain, Mark Geffriaud, Ian Kiaer, Miklos Onucsan

30 August—28 September 2012

It’s moving from I to It is part of the eponymous programme initiated by FormContent. With a nomadic format and limited time span, the exhibition uses fiction as its main tool to reflect on cultural production. The programme takes the format of a script and develops gradually through insertion of scenes, which can be either commissioned texts, events and exhibitions based on an outline written by FormContent.

 

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It’s moving from I to It - the exhibition - situates itself in the middle of the programme, yet it marks its point of departure as it encompasses the underlying aspects of this endeavor. The movement from I to It traces the relation of the author with process and material and its implications in terms of authorship. Starting from Blanchot’s take on language; and the idea that we can’t return a linguistic meaning to a point of origin or back to its writer, the programme expands this perspective on writing to artistic practices. With a focus on the process of making, the exhibition addresses the possibility of an autonomous visual language shaped by the basic relation between the artist and his/her material in a process of production in which both are co-participants and collaborators.

 

The attempt to leave a subjective trace collides with the objectifying power of language and with the ability of material to keep its identity so that inevitably an I turns into an autonomous It. This process is moreover complicated by the act of looking, by the relation between the viewer and the work and the changing nature of our relationship to objects. By the act of reading we construct what we see, we project what we know; images, texts, objects… as to configure what it is in front of our eyes.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a digital publication that comprises texts written by Phd candidates of the doctoral programme in Fine Art and Curating at Goldsmiths College London and stems from a FormContent workshop on It’s moving from I to It.

Click here for the publication

 

With the support of British Council Romania & BenQ Romania

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Front: Miklos Onucsan, Shortcut, carpet, 2006/2009 
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Exhibition view. Front: Miklos Onucsan, Shortcut, carpet, 2006/2009 Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Exhibition view Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Exhibition view Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Exhibition view Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Exhibition view Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Ian Kiaer, Ulchiro project: endless house yesllow, watercolour on paper, polustyrene, plastic and card, paper, 2007
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Ian Kiaer, Ulchiro project: endless house yesllow, watercolour on paper, polustyrene, plastic and card, paper, 2007 Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012 (detail)
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012 (detail) Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012 
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012 Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Manon de Boer, Think abut Wood, Think about Metal, 16mm transferred to video, 4:3, 2011
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Manon de Boer, Think abut Wood, Think about Metal, 16mm transferred to video, 4:3, 2011 Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Front: Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012. 
Back: Mark Geffriaud, postcard
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Front: Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012. Back: Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Front: Miklos Onucsan, Shortcut, carpet, 2006/2009. 
Back: Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012. 
Photocredit: Scott Eastman
Far left: Mark Geffriaud, postcard

Front: Miklos Onucsan, Shortcut, carpet, 2006/2009. Back: Ben Cain, Dear Doing, dimension variable, red brick, hand-written posters, photographs on archive paper, 2012. Photocredit: Scott Eastman Far left: Mark Geffriaud, postcard

FormContent: , Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Mark Geffriaud, postcard Photocredit: Scott Eastman

FormContent: , Ian Kiaer, Bruegel Project: bird/flake (silver), silver leaf, 2008
Photocredit: Scott Eastman

Ian Kiaer, Bruegel Project: bird/flake (silver), silver leaf, 2008 Photocredit: Scott Eastman