The title of this event makes reference to the display of multiple proxies in situ, presided over by the care-full eye of PANDO - an ever expanding collective of thinkers on proxy politics. PANDO currently inhabits Ecksenis.net the artistic proxy of Anne de Boer. PANDO@EnclaveLab invites three more elements into its environment this week – brought by artists Sara Gebran, Richard Hards and Sara Rodrigues – in the form of liquid matter.
Liquid Love is an exhibition exercise on how a proxy can impersonate the shape of a sound; transferring information into audio; engaging with networks and knowledge distribution; being interference in the system; transforming consciousness by tuning the body via listening.
The intent here is, in part, to re-situate the dialogue from the page, the stream, the encoding; from the listener, the type of listening, from the ear, from the mind, and indeed from the individual human; to the air. Air is the material for the composition of a commons. Audio is an ephemeral social architecture made of air.
A proxy can be defined as a decentralised and immaterial object; an agent of withdrawal that allows for anonymous re-entry. PANDO@EnclaveLab explores the various manifestations of artistic proxies over a 5 week period. These manifestations focus on technological, economical and social conditions the artists deal with by utilising the proxy as a method of departure from the art market, the institution, authorship or identity politics.
Image: Diagram of Dudon's system, where "L" is the light source, "D" the transparent disk with sound patterns, "F" the optical filter and "C" the photoelectric receiver.
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