Within the framework of Tender Absence
While »local« is related to corporeal proximity, intimacy, slowness, and relational multi-sensorial connections, »global« is craving for speed, precision, convenience, and interest rate. Digital conglomerates exploit local resources to feed their maps and establish
local dependencies. Similarly, construction businesses and urban development industries as a part of the global free-market constitution, appropriate water and land to market the spaces they construct. In this feedback loop of spatial appropriation, services such as Maps accumulate data regarding our cities and their existence. It is just a matter of perspective, how to extract that data, read, and narrate it. Is it possible to use it against its constitution?
»Endless Twist« is a guided walk through a 3D space that is constructed by urban fragments and personal memories. It is an audiovisual performance presenting hacer sitio’s critical perspective regarding the agency of the human and non-human, and by extension of architects, planners, and owners. While reflecting on the role of architecture as an apparatus that produces power dynamics, Farzad Golghasemi and Gabriela Valdespino examine the corporeality associated with physical and digital spaces through a techno-poetical interpretation of the contemporary state of political economy.
Farzad Golghasemi and Gabriela Valdespino (hacer sitio) work together involving corporeal and digital spaces in conjunction with text, image, sound, video, web, and installation. Their body of work is initiated by inspections of social phenomena and associated spatial [re]productions. In this context, they question the relationship between social and somatic, and how the body, mind, and social settings are intricately linked. Rather
than mere aesthetics, they are interested in lived experience which motivates them to work with performative methodologies such as walking to explore phenomenological and multi-sensory aspects of the built environment.
Concept / Text / 3D / Programming: Farzad Golghasemi
Sound / Dramaturgy / Artistic Collaboration: Gabriela Valdespino
»Endless Twist« was made possible by participation in the project Tender Absence by the collective Peira. With the friendly support of Senator für Kultur Bremen and University of the Arts Bremen.