• Opening: 040_Foundation

  • Do, 14.02.2019 ab 19:00 Uhr
  • Das Esszimmer
    Mechenstrasse 25
    53129 Bonn
Opening: 040_Foundation - Das Esszimmer - Bonn

a Project by METASITUcommissioned by DAS ESSZIMMER – space for art+ (Bonn)with: Eduardo Cassina, Liva Dudareva, Grace Euna Kim, Dana Kosmina, Ellen H Tracy, Illia Yakovenko and Laura YuileWe don’t know our neighbors by name - most of the times, we don’t even know how they look like. Yet, through social media, we are extremely familiar with the dietary habits of someone who we have never met, and is oceans apart from us. They might not even know we exist, but we feel we are part of their tribe – One of the many tribes we belong to. Today, as a species, we might be living in denser, and more concentrated nodes, but human communities, more than ever, are transcending geographies, and basing affiliation on a series of shared references: creating connections with fellow humans through what we consume, keeping in touch with lovers scattered across the globe, or joining the diaspora fan-base community of an idol. Telecommunication technologies, the development of transport infrastructure, and global capitalism inform the way we relate to one another through our consumption: Apple Inc, Veganism, Cross fit, World of Warcraft, Burning Man, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Universal Church, Fablabs, Mileage Cards, and Manchester United. New affiliations. New foundations.These new identitory frameworks are doubtlessly more fluid than previous models, but also require us to reconsider the notion of citizenship and the city; of belonging, and the territory. FOUNDATION is a proposal for a new community formed by strangers, that will build its own space and its own bonds. In seven days. Without communicating with the outside world. Without leaving the gallery.