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Noise Life
Desire Machine Collective
09.10.2015 to 20.12.2015


Thursday, 8.10.2015 - 7:00 pm

opening hours

tuesday - friday
11.00 - 19.00

saturday, sunday
12.00 - 18.00


basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main

We are pleased to present the exhibiton Noise life by Desire Machine Collective from October 8 to December 20, 2015. The opening of their first major institutional solo show in a German-speaking country takes place on October 8, 2015.

The artists Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya have been collaborating since 2004 as Desire Machine Collective. In their installations and films the duo focuses in particular on the political and psychological impact of capitalist power structures and how these also influence the history of thought.

By their artistic use of sound, the often deconstructed image sequences, and the rhythms of the images, which are all carefully calibrated, Jain and Madhukaillya create an associative space for us to experience. Traditional forms of narrative and the information content are reduced in the process to a minimum, and the evident networking and tensions between India and the Western industrialized nations are only alluded to at best.

In their central installation entitled "Noise Life", it is hard to distinguish between the sound, the images and the elements of plot. In this way, the piece references the perceptual processes that take place at the same time and which we are exposed to in our everyday experiences. Psychological, political and social processes, history and the here-and-now blur in a consciously staged all-over that combines signifiers and subjective experiences to form a many-layered matrix for the senses.

The superimposed sense impressions and sensory experiences felt in the installation can be described with the aid of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of schizoanalysis. This concept gives precedence to the layered, irrational, psychic dissociative experience of the self and its environment over rational, binary, categorized experiences. In the context of the exhibition, however, the concept moves away from its psychoanalytic function and is readable as a commentary on sociopolitical processes of transformation.

Here you can find the reading list compiled by Desire Machine Collective.

Here you find the booklet of the exhibiton.

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