Exhibition Gut Feeling

GEMINI REDUX (Beeny’s Prayer)



21 aug 2021
16:00/ 4PM

GEMINI REDUX (Beeny’s Prayer)
Ivan Cheng (NL/AUS) with Kristoffer Zeiner (NL/NO)
Saturday August  21, 4pm

Possession dissolves in the chiaroscuro stratosphere. For GEMINI REDUX (Beeny’s Prayer), two large objects made by Zeiner of coloured fibreglass, carbon and kevlar fibre, epoxy resin, will reprise the role of ‘Beeny’ that Cheng cast them in for GEMINI EXIT (Beeny’s Retirement) (2019). Originally focused on agency without authorship, that situation for camera was developed in the Oude Kerk in the context of the Come Closer programme (cur. Radna Rumping), in relation to the commissioned mellotron by Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller. GEMINI REDUX reunites Cheng and Zeiner outside of consecrated space, again staged in a pose of subjective distance.

Group exhibition
Rodrigo Red Sandoval (MX/NL) | Kate Fahey (IR/GB) | Jack West (GB)

Cosmic forces like the sun, the moon, volcanoes and geological layers organise life in many ways. They are materialised in plants, food and the rhythms of bodies, bricks and buildings. In the drum of the production line and our heartbeat, in the veins lining the underworld of our cities and our anxieties. They resonate through the rise and fall of the tides, our alcohol soaked conversations, our mediatic and our nervous systems. We live our lives between cosmic actors and comment threads. How do we relate to this erratic flow?

Gut Feeling wants to listen.

In association with the exhibition, there is a public program with artist talks, performances by Marijn Ottenhof (NL), David Excoffier (GB/CH), Ivan Cheng (NL/ AUS) & Kristoffer Zeiner (NL/NO) and Tom Kemp (NL/GB).

A screening program, HOT! Like the Corona of the Sun, curated by Angels Miralda Tena (NL/CAT) and a text by Zoénie Liwen Deng (NL/CN).

Saturday August 21, 4 pm
Performance Ivan Cheng and Kristoffer Zeiner

Saturday August 28, 2 pm
Artist Talks / Walk Through
3.30 pm Performances Tom Kemp and David Excoffier*
5.00 pm Screening program HOT! Like the Corona of the Sun
*The performance of David Excoffier will run every weekend

About the performances

Non-binary as a spaceship (2021)
David Excoffier (GB/CH)
Durational performance
Every saturday at 4 pm

Using a sensor, Excoffier’s heartbeat is translated into a video game engine and varies the speed of the animation. They may or may not be present within the gallery space.
The animation revolves around a spaceship orbiting a star. Inside the ship are the voices of queers and non-binary individuals, they have interviewed, asking how they would conjure their own identity in a tangible form, how they would see their body if technology were limitless, and to recall a strong bright memory. The voices form the crew and the organism of the ship itself, an interconnected generative system.

After the Maestro
Tom Kemp (NL/GB)
Durational performance
Saturday august 28, 3.30 pm

After the Maestro is a tabletop roleplaying game set within an ‘anthropomorphised anatomy’ – a depiction of the inner human body as a vast industrialised city, sustained by microscopic workers analogous to cells and microbes. Players take on the role of groups of labourers during the aftermath of a successful emancipation within the inner body, where the ‘Maestro’, or organising, vital force of the body, has been deposed.
Through collaborative storytelling and ludic mechanics, each session of the game generates a new narrative of anatomical and social re-organisation, complicating and estranging common body-politic metaphors into an unpredictable tale of emancipatory body-horror.

About the Screening:
4 Films About the Sun:
HOT! Like the Corona of the Sun
Screening program curated by Àngels Miralda (NL/CAT)
Saturday August 28, 4.30 pm

The screening program, 4 Films About the Sun revolves around the notion of the sun being an astral body capable of causing blindness, revolution, daze, and points of no return. Including films by: Agnieszka Polska, Anton Vidokle, Bahar Noorizadeh, Wilhelm Sasnal.

Gut Feeling is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) & Culture Ireland