FormContent It’s moving from I to It | Scene 3: Not surprisingly, he is wearing gloves26. May - 7. Jul 12 / ended Eastside Projects
A ‘mystery’ exhibition in two parts (story/investigation) curated by London based collective FormContent in Eastside Projects Second Gallery. ‘Not surprisingly, he is wearing gloves’ is Scene 3 of ‘It’s moving from I to It’, a 15-month programme on visual language, abstraction, disappearance and the object.
In a locked room, a mystery, possibly, has taken place. There is nothing clear to show that the mystery happened, yet the situation (the exhibition itself) arouses a common suspicion that a problem needs to be solved, questions answered, meaning disclosed. The scene of the mystery is also an evidence room where clues and testimonies are gradually collected, investigated and displayed. Strategies of meaning making, interpretation, documentation, and methods of observations are all put into play.
The Investigator is present on location. He has a clear methodology: he gathers observations, works though associations, orders information, makes use of previous knowledge and experience, deconstructs, fills gaps, inquires meticulously the press release ... all in the attempt to create personal meanings and find answers. The Investigator’s efforts are counterbalanced by The Stranger’s behaviours. Indeed, once interrogated about the matter — about the objects, their perception and production — The Stranger simply can’t guarantee a single word: I don’t know ... I wasn’t there ... no ...
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