// Raum für Projektion Screening
// Saturday, 18th of August 2012, 21:00
// General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin
Alessandra Bergamaschi (Brazil)
Miquel García (Spain)
Isadora Willson Gazmuri (Chile)
Constanza Jarpa and Fabio Castro (Chile)
Andrés Andreani (Argentina)
Milena Gröpper (Chile)
Oliver Parzer (Germany)
Curator: Vanina Saracino (Italy)
Commonly, gravity is an invisible force that grounds us to the field.
However, in an historical period of no strong references, it can also be considered as the only evidence that gives an orientation, a sense of balance and unbalance. Thanks to the direction of this force, we can establish the oppositions weight / lightness, north / south, right / left. Metaphorically, we connect those antithetical terms to the mood, the wealth, and also to the positions of power.
To this extent, according to the artistic duo Otholith Group, "From Descartes to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Wittgenstein and Sartre to Derrida, philosophers have analysed modernity in terms of the loss of being, ground, orientation, balance and stability (...). Microgravity therefore is not so much a metaphor of the human condition in the modern era as a literalisation of the metaphors that inform the history of theology, politics, poetics and philosophy."
Gravity, eventually, builds our entire relation with the surroundings and, as a consequence, the way we express it through language.
In a hypothetical absence of gravity, our entire system of knowledge would lose its meaning.