VERNISSAGE on 9 November 18h.
In a special exhibition to be held in conjunction with Vienna Art Week, Vienna-based American artist, composer, and writer Ariadne Randall will present the inaugural part of her project titled,”Meltiverse: Teil 1″.
“In a world made strange by human action, subjects struggle to cohere. Seas rise, art feeds AI. All that is solid melts into banks. We’re suspended in a hurricane with our dining table and Chablis 10,000 meters in the air, telling stories of the ground.”
Proposing that our poly-crisis is at heart a crisis of imagination, Ariadne Randall’s Meltiverse project de- and re-constructs the given using image, text, and sound. “Meltiverse: Teil 1″ contains the first part of this research: video installations, drawings, wearables, 3D renders, excerpts from a novel, and modified instruments.
The works draw on her lived trans* experience, Jack Halberstam’s low theory, and the ever-presence of the archive. While men with goggle toys sell us our world but worse, the artist asks what stories of difference we might tell instead. What might a monster know that we could learn? What was your original face before your parents were born?”
Special exhibition by Ariadne Randall: Meltiverse - Teil 1
10 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023
Galerie Peter Gaugy
GALERIE Peter Gaugy, Goldschlagstraße, 1150 Wien, Österreich
Ariadne Randall, Meltiverse Teil 1