M enjoyed listening to New Order at the Arnolfini. We didn’t understand much of the rest of the exhibition and may have to go again. Or not.
Update: the exhibition, from what I remember, was spread over two floors and had quite disparate elements so it was quite hard to understand the message. Here’s a description from the website and I don’t understand this either:
How do we relate to the world through images and objects? How is our vision of the past and the future affected, or transformed, by the contemporary information economy?
Version Control is a large-scale survey exhibition about the notion of appropriation and performance in the expanded field of contemporary artistic practice. Instead of an understanding of performance as a live activity or connected to an exploration of the artist’s body, the exhibition explores performance in a radical sense as a method of making the past present. Performativity, in this way, explores the conscious moment of staging, appropriating, archiving and re-visiting images and other forms of representation, touching on questions of historiography, mediation, subjectivity, and ownership.
This lack of understanding is not my usual experience at the Arnolfini.Tweet