Images courtesy of Galerie Lisa Kandhofer.
RHIZOME – IMAGES OF THOUGHT
TALI LENNOX | NANA MANDL | JILLIAN MAYER | SIGGI SEKIRA | KATERINA ZBORTKOVA
6 MARCH – 18 APRIL 2020
PR: The multimedia group exhibition develops a practice of expansion of reality, which leads to a reflection on one’s own experiences and the resulting consequences. The observation of an event influences its reality as well as the result. This phenomenon is just as applicable to the smallest scales, when nature follows the laws of quantum mechanics, as to the observable world with its everyday situations.
The rhizome, a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, comprises a non-hierarchical leitmotif that counters traditional linear classification systems. The term is used in botany to define a rooted plant structure, and its philosophical-metaphorical meaning stands for a multi-branched, cross-referencing, continuously growing model of knowledge. Rhizomes permanently generate connections and ideas, while rejecting classification and dichotomy.(1)
Rhizome – Images of Thought articulates a positioning a well as a repositioning through art and questions internalized knowledge. The implementation of this idea repeatedly incites new stimuli, which generate new interpretations and discussions. As a result, connecting elements are continuously being discovered and alternative ways of action are created. The meaning of one’s own role, as an observing and interpreting subject, manifests itself in the transformation of events by way of their contextualization.
(1) Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattri: A ThousandThousand Plateaus. Capitalism and Schizophrenia. University of Minnesota Press,Minneapolis, London, 1987.