Dismantling the Face
Kit Kuksenok and Sage Jenson
“Dismantling the Face” reconstitutes fragments of scientific work. Using ink, tracing paper, video simulation, and tactile interaction, we hallucinate through complex networks that underpin biological and sociological systems. The viewer is invited to participate in the construction of meaning, as well as bask in the generative dismantling of the scientific face.
We create a playground out of the images of science – simulation, graphs, and diagrams. These images and their contexts compose what we call the face of science; you, as a viewer, can reconfigure the context embodied in each object. The act of viewing the work implicitly projects personal theories, mythologies, and pathos onto the building-block images (the construction of meaning).
The images in science are the common thread and mediator, objects with meaning and agendas for both scientists (who produce them) and everyone else (who consume them). Through its human appendages, this face has the ability to materialize; often with dire social and environmental consequences. This exhibition reconfigures and scrambles the scientific face, collaboratively dismantling it piece-by-piece to reveal an expanded theater of operations, unexpected agency, and sensory lines of flight.
The exhibition at The Workshop on Forster will run from October 4th – October 26th 2019.
Opening hours are:
Mon – Thursday 14-17h
Fri – Sun by appointment only
Please call +49176 61551591 if you would like to visit by appointment
An opening reception will take place on Friday, 4th of October from 17h – 21h. Please join the artists at the gallery space for a drink, chat and some finger food!
Please note that there will be a closing event including screenings of works otherwise not shown on October 26th!
A separate event can be found on Facebook.
Follow Sage Jenson and Kit Kuksenok here:
IG: @mxsage @xn_ze_ro