Without Proper Entanglement
Without Proper Entanglement is an exhibition of communication between two artists that has been artificially limited by the curators, Riley Cavanaugh and Maya Simkin. These strangers, under close monitoring, were meant to collude on creating this show, but faced strains in their relationship instigated by the curators who forced the artists to play with the boundaries of language, confusing rules, and non-tactile means of getting to know each other.
The artists (x and x x, as they know each other) were/are monitored by Cavanaugh and Simkin during the entire process. First they were given 1000 words to exchange via email as they wished, then allowed to share images of words on paper, followed by two recorded phone calls, and a constructed meeting at the opening of the exhibition. Each artist made responsive works to their partner under strict guidelines and forced mystery.
Through limited word-counted emails, images, audio clips, writing with their left hand to each other, a very long phone call, and a lot of confusion, x and x x, present to you a multimedia show on relationship strain, lapses in communications, and getting to know someone from a distance. This show is put together by four people all on different screens.
View their interactions here.