in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
PERFORMANCE and Livestream with Omsk Social Club Feat PUNK IS DADA
«Live Stream» with Omsk Social Club Feat PUNK IS DADA
Sa Nov 19th, 10 am-5pm
The Postgraduate Programme in Curating has invited artists for a series of interventions into the collection or spaces or social fabric of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst whose work promises to provide us new ways of access, new ways of seeing and interacting, new ways of institutional critique. The idea of the project “Speculative Curating” is to engage students and the interested public to re-view or re-envision the museum and its „products“, questioning spaces, behaviour patterns, formats and to review the politics of display and collecting.
Speculative Curating in cooperation with Migros Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst 20th Anniversary
Omsk Social Club Feat PUNK IS DADA held a performative intervention, connecting the exhibition space of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst with the deposit of the collection. Omsk Social Club feat. PUNK IS DADA lives and works in Berlin and has exhibited widely across Europe. She is working heavily with the concept of Cosmic Depression, the theory of depression caused by digital utopia (Paradise without Ecology).
Scene Afterform: Bona-fide Sites and the Meta Community
“Could we argue today that community is an addiction of the masses? A proxy substance abuse equal to the 90’s rave scenes, bodies now bounce on pixels and data rather than ecstasy and speed.”
Omsk Social Club feat. PUNK IS DADA performative intervention will work around the concepts of meta-communities. These anamorphic communities in digital space often require using a special device or occupy a specific vantage point (or both) to reconstitute the image. One has to be online to feel connected to a common immortal digital body. This encapsulation can be described as a feeling of Cosmic Depression. But what stays within the real while being online? And with which part of our body do we move inside the URL? Humans can never become only a device therefore they are left staring, as blindly as Narcissus did into the pool, watching his own immaterial self.