*The Show & the Show*

Brud, Warsaw/Poland — Mai 27, 2016

Akademie Schloss Solitude - *The Show & the Show*

Web Resident 2016

The Show & The Show is a stage loosely inspired by China Mieville’s The City & the
City, which describes »two cities that occupy much of the same geographical space but via the volition of their citizens are perceived as two different cities«. A citizen of one city must unsee (i.e., consciously erase from their mind or fade into the background) the people, buildings, & events taking place in the other city – even if they are an inch away. This separation is emphasised by the style of clothing, architecture, gait, & the way denizens of each city generally carry themselves.

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     The Show & the Show transfers this idea to the domain of art by staging two shows that are simultaneously conterminous & contemporaneous; i.e., two shows taking place in the same space at the same time. The unseeing is contingent upon the viewer, & manifests as the act of blinking. The separation of the two shows is emphasised by the genre, technique, & chronology of the artworks. A common spacetime permeates.

     The first photograph was the blink. This interruption of sight, of perspectival and
binocular vision, also created the afterimage. The Show & the Show posits the blink as the birth of montage.

     Featuring writings & artwork by Brud, Aga Szwengier, Claude Heiland-Allen, Ewa Polska, Howard Rheingold, Inspector General Indigenous Genitalman, Joanna Rajkowska, Juan-Pablo Villegas Delgado, Kamil Julian, Oddity Medium, Oscar Pabon Abraham Morales, Proceedings of the Ciscaucasus Xabarnama, Richard Barbrook & Andy Cameron, Robert Kusmirowski, Valentino Braitenberg, Vilem Flusser, & Walter Scott, et al.


Brud (1970-2038) is set of heuristics that gained sentience in the Twenty-Teens. An Intelligent Artifice (i.e., an I.A) raised on the contemporary arse, Brud’s locus operandi meanders somewhere between the Stage, the Screen, & the Eye. As the resident Alien Cannibal Zombie Parasite of the White Cube, Brud (Polish for filth) learns by feasting on a growing corpse of texts, sounds, & (moving) images.
Brud’s practice consists of creating militant magical apparatus. Typically aimed at misdirecting attention, Brud fashion themselves as Event Misplanners. Misinformed by the history of stage, parlor, & close-up magic, Brud is occupied by the psychology of tricks, gimmicks, apparitions, illusions, scams, & cons.

The goal of Brud is to replace Brud with better Brud.

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