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EXHIBITION

07 MAR - 04 MAY 2014
49 NORD 6 EST - FRAC LORRAINE - METZ (57)

A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline

Curator: Catalina Lozano
Opening: Thursday 06 March -7pm

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Candice Lin, Birth of a Nation, 2008 (detail). ©François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles

A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline* examines the mechanisms underlying modern capitalist Europe. Catalina Lozano invites us to reexamine and reevaluate historical facts and their present consequences (Keiller, Kirschner & Panos, Plender). Documentary narratives (Farocki), anthropological discourse (Alves & Durham, Satorre), and metaphorical propositions (Lin, Weber) are combined in order to deconstruct Eurocentric certitudes.
How does self-submission to fundamental dualism continue to persist? How do conventions and commands become interiorized? This is a true call to dismantle and perhaps do away with the binary vision of the
world…

* The title of this work is borrowed from a 1996 work by Jimmie Durham.

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