“Eyelids Mirrored Within” at Tenderpixel, London
Zbyněk Baladrán, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Krisztián Kristóf, Randomroutines (Tamás Kaszás, Krisztián Kristóf), Tereza Stejskalová, Roman Štětina
curated by Borbála Szalai
‘A revolutionary dreams like everybody else; it happens sometimes that he gets occupied with just himself.’1
Consider the power of processes taking place behind closed eyelids. They could bear potential for new structures, create space for resistance or even collective acts of rebellion. In our sleep-deprived society sleeping almost counts as a revolutionary act. Sleep is a radical interruption in our continuous production and consumption, and something that suspends our constant online presence. However, closing the eyelids means more than a simple withdrawal from the zone of reality, or an intentional or unintentional blindness: it can give ground to new demands and forces. Instead of an unconscious, inactive or useless state, in the realm of dreams we can actually be in control, and have the freedom to make decisions and take action. The exhibition seeks to explore the power of this other reality and the potential of the layers beneath the surface of wakefulness as a different locality and temporality.
1André Breton: Communicating Vessels. (Trans. Mary Ann Caws and Geoffrey T. Harris) University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln & London, 1990, p. 86.
at Tenderpixel, London
until 30 March 2019