JUNE 10 – SEPTEMBER 03 , 2022
disarming prelim(b)inary learning/unlearing, BC Gallery, 2022. © Emanuel Gollob

With disarming, Emanuel Gollob (b. 1991; lives and works in Vienna) has conceived a site-specific exhibition which presents an immersive experience and offers a performative exploration of the relation between detached robot arms, artificial environments, and human observers. A learning and unlearning of locomotions in posthuman environments and times.

Gollob paints a picture of a layered narrative of technology as a convoluted species and potential valuable mediator in a multi-species world. Two durational robotic performances and two film works transform the gallery space into an artificial fallow cornfield. All four works playfully explore the ambiguity of disarming as a process of physical detachment and emotional attachment.

The exhibition will fuse physical acting with digital observation and vice versa. The disarming exhibition in the physical realm will be mirrored by an online sibling which also allows viewers not in attendance to experience the art. The sibling link will be published on bcgallery.ch at the day of the opening.