What gets lost in a translation? What can we learn from unsaid things?
And how is that silenced shaped? What do forgotten words, books, libraries and archives still tell us? Can we liberate ourselves from assumptions and pose questions instead?
Inez Piso is a curator and translator who graduated with a bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Amsterdam and a Master’s degree from the Universidad Autónoma Madrid. After working four years in the CA2M, Madrid, she moved to Istanbul where she participated in the IKSV Research Programme with the HüzünProject in 2018. She worked for After the Archive? an initiative that gains attention to silenced archives and questions the role of archives in the creation of public memory in Turkey. She likes to curate exhibitions in unexpected spaces, like an archival box that once belonged to Ulises Carrión: No Todo ~ Niet Alles or the public ferry that crosses the waters of Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Ferry Festival. At the end of 2021 she became the artistic director of HMK: an exhibition space an artist-in-residence programme located in a 17th century chapel.
She is teaches for the MA programme F for Fact at the Sandberg Institute and the Language and Image Department at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She is also a teacher at the Fine Arts Bachelor programme at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. Although her practice is about things that cannot be said with words, she sometimes writes for art magazines like Mister Motley. She is continuously bridging cultural and geographical spaces with her interests in language and translation.
Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands
Allora & Calzadilla, Julia Bodamer, Ulla von Brandenburg, Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego, Yvon Chabrowski, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, David Horvitz, Ricky Cherim & Tammo Hesselink, Tamara Kuselman, Paula Mierzowsky, Grażyna Roguski, Sonya Schönberger and Katharina Veerkamp
Sometimes the air in between people becomes tangible and present in an unexpected way. This project is dealing with the diminishing space between people when they gather in masses and the air in between two individuals that connects them.
The amount of air that builds up this space defines the way we move, as small and subtle as it may be, and how we adapt to our environment.
When is a space between people comfortable in our time and place? And when does it become too close or too distant? Do we move in relation to another person intuitively, or is it also predefined by different cultural backgrounds? Is a space formed by the movements and gestures that are enacted within? What happens when many individuals start to move in a collective way and become a single mass or even a swarm?
It seems we cannot measure or define this moving space due to its wide range of circumstances wherein it is present. Nevertheless, this tension exists and sometimes is more dominant than the transparent characteristics of air might confess. The performative project breathing space seeks to analyze different shapes this invisible space takes and what this air that is in between transports.
Works in the exhibition:
· Sonya Schönberger
The Shapeless Mass, 2016
· Katharina Veerkamp
· Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego
Organ Compositions from the Interstice, 2016
—> (The Space Between Us), 2015
· Julia Bodamer
Pas de deux, 2013
· Yvon Chabrowski
· Ulla von Brandenburg
Performances, screenings, concerts and workshops by:
Allora & Calzadilla, Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Ricky Cherim & Tammo Hesselink, Tamara Kuselman, Paula Mierzowsky, Grażyna Roguski
Exhibition curated by Natalie Keppler and Inez Piso
3 December 2016 - 9 January 2017