We Are All Under the Same Sky questions the significance of the body in our technological present by addressing both our physical and virtual realities within networked, globalized, and data-driven worlds. How are we still connected to each other regardless of our physical locations? What do these different kinds of connections involve? How do such connections maintain traditional power relations or give them new forms?
Gabriella Torres-Ferrer’s transmedial practice strives to break down hegemonic narratives by challenging interfaces, modes of spectatorship, and materialities. By connecting references to net culture, neocolonial landscapes, ecologies, and globalization, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer’s work seeks out the potential for the respective transformations of these phenomena. This artistic approach can be experienced sensually in the exhibition space, which has transported the PRISKA PASQUER VIRTUAL GALLERY onto a cloud. As crucial element of digital infrastructures, the cloud is an important concept for the artist and curator. It therefore becomes the central visual metaphor of the exhibition, through which power relations inscribed in the digital sphere are explored.
The show thus becomes a plea for alternative infrastructures to expose and counter oppressive regimes. Gabriella Torres-Ferrer’s solo show, curated by Mara-Johanna Kölmel, reminds us that we all live under the same sky. In doing so, the exhibition pleads for radical togetherness as an alternative to the feigned empathy implicit in our constant social connectedness.
May 19th, 6 pm CEST: Artist and curator-led tour of the exhibition
May 26th, 6 pm CEST: Tour of the exhibition
June 2nd, 6 pm CEST: Artist and curator-led tour of the exhibition
June 9th, 6 pm CEST: Live sound performance by Gabriella Torres-Ferrer and Enityaset Rodriguez Santos
These events take place at PRISKA PASQUER VIRTUAL GALLERY
June 2nd, 7 pm CEST: The Maze of Transparencies: Digital Apocalypse, a short lecture, discussion and writing excercise with author Karen Ah-nwei Lee.
On ZOOM. Registration here.