The group exhibition 'Words Don't Come Easy' challenges a late capitalist reality through language, through words, through poetry. Can we push for a different direction through our communication and use of words—or what can words add to the world of numbers? Participating artists are Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Isabella Fürnkäs, Hanne Lippard and eric Peter. The following statement was written by the curators Youri Appelo and Marian Stindt:
Do the words we use, and the language we apply to describe the world, affect our reality? While a capital-oriented world order leaves an irreversible imprint on our planet and affects our day-to-day experience, 'Words Don’t Come Easy' explores the possibility of an altered reality through language. Subjective, verbal and written, testimonies of the western capitalistic experience serve as a testing ground and common ground for an investigation of the capital feel. Can a change of words mean a change of the experience?
In the work ‘Economy as Intimacy’ Eric Peter searches for possibilities to transform economics into something intimate through poetry. Hanne Lippard exemplifies the cyclical rituals of economic value chains and the inflation of a market through the inflation of language. She narrates the absurd myths and realities of achieving financial independence. Isabella Fürnkäs creates a dystopian environment in which a techno-economic future does not hold space for human language nor for human needs. And Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa draws lively sceneries of rejection and frustration within work culture appearing as caricatures of a bitter truth. This multitude of perceptions offers a diverse audience a perspective to relate to.
Apart of an installation comprising several carpets and an enclosed reading/recital space, Eric Peter will be hosting several group readings of poems for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition is on until the 10th of February.