FXXINi̶s̶m̶ TC “MARK 1” at “MERDELAMERDELAMERDELAMER” curated by Kendell Geers at Mario Mauroner Contemporary Gallery


We live in a time where voices are expressed in different ways and through a wide range of channels. The internet has become a virtual place of emergence of the real, it is basis of global networking and carrier of many contemporary debates, actions and protest movements. Virtual space is offering unprecedented potential of spaces of dialogue and discussion. Many of those concluding in the same moment as others were established, it is a place of parallel existence of these voices. “The right to speak is the most basic of all human” so Kendell Geers underlining the shows essence: Hearing of the voice is its visualization, visualization of its message.

In the antique poem “Bronte” (Greek: thunder), that as discovered as part of the gnostic Nag-Hammadi manuscripts (~350 C.E.) an anonymous voice of exhortatory character speaks out “I am the name of the sound and the sound of the name”. Found in 1945 in Egypt the text piece is until the present day the only piece of writing that seems to be by a female author originating that time. It speaks out in contradictions, lost between female power and its deprivation: “I am the whore and the holy one. I am the wife and the virgin. I am the mother and the daughter…I am the utterance of my name”. Evoking in its core an awareness of the self and the humans voice as the strongest instrument of power.