The Erotic, the Body & Technology

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Group Exhibition: Un_Becoming is an exhibition of Multimedia Works by Various Artists:

Arthur Gouillart (UK), Untitled, Performance/Sculpture/New Media
Becky O’Brien (UK), Chat Room, Audio/Live Performance
Bjørn Erik Haugen (NO), Traces, Photography
Pedro Moreira (PT), Significant: Other, Installation/Performance
Francesca Fini (IT), With A Helmet, Fair and Lost, Single Channel Video
Robert Ladislas Derr (US), Safe Space, Single Channel Video/Performance
Anne Weyler (DE), Flottierende Körper, Photography/New Media
Kate Chen (DE), Offline Venus: Memories and Myths of the Cyborg, Installation/New Media,
Performance/Video
Simon Menner (DE), Computers Dream of Porn, Photography/New Media
Zara Alexandrova (DE), Mirror, Mirror…, Sculpture
Michael Sven Meier (DE), Ammonite, Single Channel Video Installation

For the Un_Becoming group exhibition, taking place between October 22 and November 03 (accompanying the Berlin PornfilmFestival), SomoS is presenting performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical and radical responses to the overlapping of sexuality and the body with technology; and dystopian and utopian perspectives on our technologically mediated view of sexuality.

The exhibition’s title, Un_Becoming, is a multi-faceted and fluid play on words, which can refer to many things: it is the process of transgressing corporeal boundaries, questions of how our technologically mediated view of society is shifting, and what it means to be human. It is the notion that pornography itself is Unbecoming; taboo, shocking and ill-fitting to the normative and capitalist model of an ideal lifestyle/relationship/sexuality. It is an unfixed and fluid state; (Un)Becoming and not being. It is the plethora of contradictions and paradoxes that pervade debates around pornography and technology:

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Group Exhibition: Un_Becoming
Exhibition of Multimedia Works by Various Artists: Opening Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM
23 October – 3 November SomoS Art House – Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.0G, 10967, Berlin, U8 – Schönleinstraße
www.somos-arts.org
distance/proximity, public/private, emancipation/oppression, utopia/dystopia. As such, it is
also the understanding of Becoming as construction, and Unbecoming as deconstruction.

About SomoS
Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin’s most interesting art project organizations, SomoS
Art House provides space and resources for the production, presentation, and reflection of the arts.
SomoS’ ever-expanding Artist-in-Residency program and ambitious exhibitions and event schedule allow for unique opportunities with artists, organisers, and curators to realize an array of artistic endeavours.
SomoS’ mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts, exhibitions,
education and creative cooperation.

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About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018