Jeune d'Anvers,


GAM Torino, Italy

A performance inspired by Emile Gallé's 'La Main Aux Algues.'

Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev as part of the Organismi exhibition at the GAM, Torino, Italy.

Visitors who are in a trance state observe their reflection in a mirror made of water as they listen to a hypnotic narration. They then immerse their hands under water in the shallow water-filled rectangular receptacle and follow suggestions to draw automatically onto a diving slate. Diving slates are used by scuba divers to communicate with written words instead of spoken words while under water. The automatic drawings serve as a trace of the journey that each participant undertakes.

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