ANTEDOOM translates the unrepresentable brutality of our daily news feed into an artistic language that peels away from single occurences and describes a specific feeling of strain comparable to the anxious moment before a medical diagnosis is announced.
Derived from the term Anteroom – a small outer room used as a waiting room for medical inspections – ANTEDOOM refers to voyeuristic approaches to bodies, vulnerabilities and physical trauma, and in a broader sense to transparent bodies in connection to machines that have the ability to look through us. In their use within medical treatment as well as their everyday deployment at border inspections and other contemporary forms of surveillance and wide-ranging data-collection.
A stage, three objects and an audio-visual piece based on a science-fiction dialogue conceived with and written by Mirene Arsanios.
The installation is accompanied by a series of pigmented ink prints mounted on acrylic glass. Dimensions 100x70 cm
A comission for Sharjah Biennial 13 - Tamawuj, curated by Christine Tohme