AboutTenderpixel is pleased to present Dislocated Flesh, an exhibition featuring the work of Julien Ottavi and Jenny Pickett. This new body of work stems from their long term collaboration exploring perception, memory, and architecture. Considering physical and virtual space they are intrigued how these phenomenons influence the body, particularly in a post-human construction of society. Ottavi & Pickett's dialogue interrogates the cross-section between sound, space and image. Dislocated Flesh explores the ability of these junctures to affect our interpretation and create a tension in our readings of language, the results of which are poetic and bemusing.
Possession, the main work on the ground-floor, is a suspended human scale cocoon-like sound sculpture, constructed with ivory fabric and crinoline cages. The sound of Possession fluctuates between high frequencies of varying intensity before dropping out altogether. The sonic affect coincides with a burst of light flashing from the objects interior, leaving behind a salivating oral impression. In the basement Radotage which translates as Drivel consists of six scalps, hung from the ceiling, turning slowly upon cymbals. Each endlessly scraping and scratching away at their amplified metallic surfaces, Radotage repeats upon the space through combined and individual visual and audio loops.