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⚕️ IT ENTERS WHAT INTO WHAT WE BECOME ⚕️

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Donghwan Kam
Touche-Touche

Thomas Ballouhey

Misha Gurovich

Chan Chiao Chun

Lana Arih

Anais Borie

Ines Alpha

Chloe Royer

Anna Aagaard Jensen

Micheline Nahra

Legrand Jager

Audrey Large

Théophile Blandet

Janis Melderis Magnus

Koos Breen

Stine Deja

Alice Bucknell

Romain Kloeckner

Manon Ritaly

Chan Chiao Chun

HIPS

Xenia Lucy

Amédée de Murcia

11th Sept - 3rd Oct 2021

 

🏛 Nieuwe Instituut 🇳🇱

Rotterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disorientation happens when our senses slip off the atlas of common knowledge; it is also an invitation to know differently. Without a visual reference like a stable horizon, humans rely on the non-visual senses to re-ground themselves. It Enters Into What We Become (Center for Disorientation), a new presentation of work by multidisciplinary design collective Morph at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, is an invitation to get lost within a total environment. Eighteen members of the ever-evolving international group have convened within the Dutch institution’s serpentine Gallery 3, transforming its brutalist, corridor-like expanse into a fun home of multisensory encounter.

 

Arranged into five porous sections that build and double-back on each other to create an exploratory labyrinth, It Enters Into What We Become meditates on a cryptic healing process that never fully makes itself known. From an exploration of how algorithms alchemize emotional expressions into hard cash, to a chilly digital fire that bucks our sensory codex, and a trippy VR voyage through the body, the exhibition extends this sense of disorientation through a sequence of abstracted wellness rituals.

 

It Enters Into What We Become rejects the linear-progressive spatial flow typical of exhibitions, instead choosing to end where it begins. Following the intense virtual yogic foray into a body grotto, viewers are shuttled through an express passage back to the entrance. Here, the supersensory ‘we’ built throughout the different rooms begins to slacken back into an ‘I’; viewers recapitulate from their intense journey before re-entering the world. Conceived as a collaborative transformative process, Morph’s latest presentation reframes disorientation as an eternal state of becoming.

text by Alice Bucknell

 

visual by Lana Arih