chapter one ≈ chapter one
31.03 - 19.04.2018
at Bikini Art Space, Basel (CH)
This group show is the result of a clash of appointments. There was one show planned from Clarisse Bruynbroeck and Ralph Collier, another by Damiano Curschellas and Karen Amanda Moser.
chapter one ≈ chapter one are two shows intertwined with each other, sharing the same realm to think about this misunderstanding.
The exhibition consists of individual works as well as a common publication. As display for such, the group created two extra pillars which function as bookshelves and intervention in the space.
This publication functions as additional space to the group show chapter one ≈ chapter one at BIKINI. It contains two books held together by a dust-jacket, which at the same time contains the floorplan and titlelist. Each book is designed by one of the duos named above.
4056 Basel, CH
Floating Attention 2018
Inkjet print on matte paper, 14,8 x 21cm, 38 pages
Edition of 100
Floating Attention by Ralph Collier and Clarisse Bruynbroeck is conceived as a script for a film after a couple of real-life encounters. This dialogue consists of transcripts of conversations, descriptions, future happenings in developing an exhibition. The publication has been released to coincide with the exhibition chapter one ≈ chapter one, created by Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Damiano Curschellas, Karen Amanda Moser and Ralph Collier for BIKINI, Basel. It serves as a parallel existence, similar to a floor plan, to be an extension of the space.
The creation of this publication reflects on the notion of floating attention. The term describes the state of the psychoanalyst mind when listening to the patient during a psychoanalytic session. Floating attention is the kind of direction-less listening – removed from both theoretical presuppositions and therapeutic goals. By attaching no preconceived importance to any particular part of the analysand’s discourse, and allowing his or her unconscious complete freedom to act, the analyst can best profit from the counterpart rule of free association on the part of the analysand.