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'It moves and it shouts', a Group Show at Haus N Athen, Athens

It moves and it shouts. In my head. Shhhhhhhhh, writes queer French author Guillaume Dustan [1965-2005], who delved into the hedonism of the nightclubs and politicized the state of desire, the drive for ecstatic celebration. 

IT MOVES AND IT SHOUTS wants to talk about empathising, becoming hybrid — dancing bodies, dancing minds towards a political body. It investigates new ways of perceiving the world, contextualising knowledge as a situated experience, but also playing with and dissolving the idea of borders, somatic, geographical, online or offline. It is through desire and pleasure that we navigate through this world, contesting at the same time various hierarchies. The works bring into consideration class, race, gender and sexuality, ability and illness as intersectional and propose new ecologies of existence.

The exhibition brings together works by Dimitris Dokatzis, Kyle Dunn, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Eva Papamargariti, Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss the Architect, Spyros Rennt, Korallia Stergides, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Leontios Toumpouris and Marina Xenofontos. 

Remembrance and death drive become intrinsic to the libidinal turn of the exhibition. Every drive is virtually a death drive, Lacan wrote, and the queer death drive is here in dialogue with the notion of futurity, not as reproductive futurism but as a state embracing both irony and jouissance, the refusal of the social order and a utopian prospect of a queer world unimaginable; working with and beyond negativity, desiring something unapproachable.

IT MOVES AND IT SHOUTS features painting, sculpture, installation, sound, video, virtual reality and performance works by international artists approaching the basis of experience and perception, twisting and changing it in relation to the given structures, architectures, networks and bodies. Spinning around the notions of sensing and feeling in a world both digital and physical, with material as well as intangible bodies, it examines practices that strive to transform or lose their boundaries, that expand the idea of corporeality and transgress themselves, opening up a different relation to the other.

5.12.19 — 5.1.20

Dimitris Dokatzis, Kyle Dunn, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Eva Papamargariti, Theodoulos Polyviou & Kiss the Architect, Spyros Rennt, Korallia Stergides, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Leontios Toumpouris and Marina Xenofontos

Curated by Panos Giannikopoulos

Haus N Athen

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