TENDING TOWARDS unfolds across multiple locations both virtual and actual presenting artistic research carried out in the local context of Tinos Island. Mapped through the specifics of the North Cycladic topography but also the many arbitrary traces of online life, TENDING TOWARDS considers how to address the fluidity of contemporary embodiment and artistic production within. Subject to data collection mechanisms and through face or voice recognition the body is translated into text. We can no longer be understood as finite unities, but instead fluid cartographies or else distributed networks of corporate agency. TENDING TOWARDS opens up a conversation on where our bodies are tending towards and the potential for new trajectories.
The project will be launched as an online project on http://gruppemagazine.com/ and at A.M.O.Q.A, Athens with a programme of performances by Esben Weile Kjær and DAGLARA with Georges Jacotey, Rafael Papad and Lefteris Vokas, as well as performative presentation by GRUPPE.
Online project includes contributions by: TENDING TOWARDS include: Eva Collé (IT/GR), DAGLARA (GR), Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė (PL/LT/CH), GRUPPE (DE), Deborah Joyce Holman (CH), Julian-Jakob Kneer (CH/DE), Dimitra Petsa (UK/GR), Petros Touloudis (GR), Esben Weile Kjær (DK), Ceylan Öztrük (CH/TR).
TENDING TOWARDS is hosted by Tinos Quarry Platform and co-organized and curated by the artist duo Dorota Gawęda/Eglė Kulbokaitė and Berlin based GRUPPE collective, in partnership with A.M.O.Q.A - Athens Museum of Queer Arts.