The Dynamic Archive – Version Room with Kseniia Stavrova & Qianxun Chen
The Dynamic Archive and Circa 106 invite you to:
Residency & Exhibition / 27.03. – 02.04.2023 – Opening 30.03.2023
Abiogenesis: Forms of Language
In the version room, Abiogenesis: Forms of Language, Kseniia Stavrova and Qianxun Chen come together to examine different approaches to language, something fundamentally human, through the perspectives of non-humans.
The meaning of Abiogenesis is the origin of life from nonliving matter. Taking this as the meeting point, the two artists attempt to reconfigure language as organic or inorganic matter. The exhibition consists of various stations where viewers are encouraged to explore different physical states of language and growing textual beings. Language in organic and inorganic forms is in dialogue here to create a space for activation, imagination, and reflection on language, matter, and humans.
Opening: 30.03.2023, 6 pm; Opening Hours: 01.04.-02.04.2023, 4 – 7 pm
Circa 106, Bismarckstraße 106, 28203 Bremen
Kseniia Stavrova is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in Hamburg. She works across different disciplines, including graphic design, typography and motion design. Her approach can be described as experimenting and constant search for unusual combinations and methods to expand creative process. Observing, noticing and collecting random occurrences play an important role in her practice.
Qianxun Chen is a media artist and researcher. Her works tend to bring up poetic and non-human perspectives of the world through the alternative use of technology. She also published many digital works online, with a focus on generative poetics, the aesthetics of algorithms, and digital textuality. Her digital language project, Seedlings_:From Humus, was shortlisted for The 2021 Coover Award, while a new book version of this project, Seedlings: Walk in Time, will be published by Counterpath this year in April under the book series Using Electricity.
Version Room (The Dynamic Archive 2) is a program that takes place in the exhibition space Circa 106 where “The Dynamic Archive” exhibits its components and versions. In line with the context of Circa 106, “The Dynamic Archive” sets out to discuss, probe, and develop the questions of collaborative work and sharing. Artists and designers provide “The Dynamic Archive” with their working methods and processes (components), in order to make these resources available online to others for use and further development. These working methods and processes are presented beyond their digital environment in Circa 106. The artists entering the gallery space of Circa 106 will reference their respective components and versions, available online in The Dynamic Archive, exploring the possibilities in a gallery space.