Spit on the Carpet Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen
Introduction by Benedict Clouette
Response by Laura Diamond
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen work across objects, installation, and film that explore the process of production as cultural, personal and political practices. Their work 75 Watt revolves around an object produced in China to have no function besides choreographing the movements of the laborers assembling it. In Sterile they worked with a Japanese biologist to engineer a goldfish with no reproductive organs. Trapped in the Dream of the Other considered the Congolese soil as the site in which Western industrial desires are actualized. Their current research Nearly Winning looks at gambling as the contemporary condition. Their work was recently shown at the Renaissance Society in Chicago; Serpentine Cinema, London; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Para Site Hong Kong; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Vienna; HKW in Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Congo International Film Festival. It is part of the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.
Organized by the Advanced Architectural Design program.
Free and open to the public.