With national frontiers sealed worldwide and bodies forced into a standstill, it can be all the more relevant to embark onto journeys of the mind and explore different states of consciousness. Which shape(s) does human consciousness take when time unfolds within conditions of spatial confinement? What happens when the body plunges into increasingly immaterial networks and disembodied social relations? Is an emancipated society already inscribed in the deep recesses of our conscious? Stakes of Conscious(ness) brings together works of Danilo Correale, (Italy/United States), Liu Yu (Taiwan), and a new film by Marianna Simnett (United Kingdom) specifically produced for this occasion, three artists whose residency at NTU CCA Singapore has been disrupted by the viral pandemic. Each work modulates a unique mindscape and pushes our imagination beyond the boundaries of normative reason, the entrapments of capitalistic development, and the limits of our sensorium.
When: 22 May - 5 Jun 2020,