Interregnum: between emergence and contamination is an exhibition in the form of an online publication inviting the reader to reflect on the in-betweenness of the present condition. Building on Antonio Gramsci’s definition of the interregnum as a period of crisis or an in-between time, the liminal spaces described in the curatorial text and works in the publication are caught between what has yet to collapse and that which cannot yet manifest.
The project presents fragments from films, conversations, sound, and text reflecting on terms such as contamination, delinking, entanglement, alliances, and interregnum. Positioning the readers or viewers as active participants, the project reflects on the potential effects of both the individual and collective imagination to envision a different future. The aim is to think about how the participating artists’ work can reflect the interstices of our encounters translated and mediated from various vantage points, locations, disciplines, and politics.
Participating artists: Keren Benbenisty, Domingo Castillo, Ofri Cnaani, Deville Cohen, Sofia Cordova, Nir Evron, Dor Guez, Elite Kedan, and Nestor Siré.
Editor: Orit Gat | Designer: Wkshps
Accompanying this publication is a set of film screenings that will be made available on Artis’ website from June–September 2021. The artists included are Ofri Cnaani, Deville Cohen, Dor Guez, Nir Evron, Elite Kedan, and Nestor Siré.
Film Screenings Schedule
June 27, 2021:
Ofri Cnaani, Leaking Lands, 2020
July 12, 2021:
Dor Guez, (Sa)Mira, 2009
July 26, 2021:
Deville Cohen, Hand To Mouth, Notion: DE-SUICIDE, <Part 3>: C’est la crisis, 2020–21
August 9, 2021:
Elite Kedan, scenarios in a gap (the control, the intention, the body, the not_forgetting), 2020
August 23, 2021:
Nir Evron, La Solitude, 2016
September 6, 2021:
Nestor Siré, selection of films from the Cuban film festival Hieroscopia that originally circulated as part of the !!!Sección A R T E (!!!A R T Section) in the digital circulation platform El Paquete Semanal (The Weekly Package).
Two-channel video, series of sixty drawings, blue ink on original Jaffa oranges wrapping paper, 3D-printed object.
Tropical Malaise Soundtrack Composed by Wilted Woman, 2018
MPEG-2 Audio Layer III at 320kbps 44.1kHz
75,330,864 bytes, 31:23 min.
dawn_chorus ii: el niagara en bicicleta, 2018
Video, color, sound, unique unistrut mount.
Leaking Lands, 2020–
Video and performance.
Hand To Mouth, Notion: DE-SUICIDE, <Part 3>: C’est la crisis, 2020–21
The third in a series of workshops dedicated to the notion of suicide. Featuring dancers Tushrik Fredericks, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, and Laura K. Nicoll. Produced in partnership with Artis, PS122 Gallery, New York, and JOAN, Los Angeles.
La Solitude, 2016
scenarios in a gap (the control, the intention, the body, the not_forgetting), 2020
Ice, casts, digital molds, and text.
Lilies of the Field, 2019–20
A selection from a series of archival inkjet prints.
Bien Común (Good Commons), 2018–20
This publication features the research and documentation from three different projects within
Bien Común (Good Commons), which includes a series of multidisciplinary collaborations: SNET [ La Red ], an offline mesh network; Hieroscopia, a film festival in Nuevitas, Camagüey.