Radical Reversibility- On the entanglement of image and gaze
November 29, 2017
Exhibition Laboratory, Uniarts, Helsinki, Finland
Artists Martine Stig and Elodie Hiryczuk are co-founders of the practice- and research-based art cooperative Radical Reversibility. The RR cooperative aims to investigate and develop visual and conceptual strategies that radically reverse the paradigms of our current visual culture. For the Prognostics series they will give some insight into the background and the common fields of research of the cooperative. They will also present their current projects entitled Vertigo, The Detached Gaze and Les Extrêmes ne se Touchent pas. Radical Reversibility Radical Reversibility (RR) is a practice and research-based art cooperative founded by artist Martine Stig, artist duo Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen and independent curator Frank van der Stok. The RR cooperative aims to investigate and develop visual and conceptual strategies that radically reverse the paradigms of our current visual culture. RR operates within the context of contemporary art, with a focus on lens-based media. Our common field of interest consists of the fundamental entanglement between image and gaze. With our research we intend to uncover different 'cultures of the gaze’ in order to playfully challenge and decondition our looking habits. We will address these alternative visual approaches within a transhistorical framework. With the collective we wish to create a platform to present and discuss images with like-minded colleagues, not only from the cultural field but also from other disciplines like philosophy, anthropology, architecture and science. Friendship is the common theme in the Prognostics lectures during autumn 2017. The lectures focus on art and artistic agency that is not defined through ownership.