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Propositions for a Stage: 24 Frames of a Beautiful Heaven | Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

Propositions for a stage: 24 frames of a beautiful heaven looks to the limits of time and the possibilities for time’s staging. Here the idea of ‘staging’ refers both to artists’ use of performance and questions of time as haunting, as stasis, as a looping repetition. This experience of time is most familiar to us through its presentation in forms of theatre and, most particularly, film, where the mechanical structure of analogue film suggests the idea of both continuous and discontinuous temporalities. The stage, set and scene provide us with a space-time apart from the everyday: a speculative world. If we think of the filmstrip as a series of discrete frames that might be chopped up, rearranged and layered then time might not always run forward but instead be characterised by stops and breaks where the past leaks into the present and the future.

Curated by Dr. Bridget Crone, including works by Amanda Beech, Zach Blas, Rabih Mroué, Uriel Orlow and Ming Wong.


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EVA International, Limerick | Agitationism

Agitationism, on the one hand, is the condition of living under a constant flow of agitations, including the ones that you inevitably sometimes produce yourself. However, it is also the process of ‘working through’ them with the aim of seeking adaptation to a logic situated somewhere else beyond the entrapment between past, present, and future—three tenses that overlap in the contemporary moment, creating a kind of palimpsest of half undone histories, half imagined futures, and a present of phantasms as a consequence.
Curated by Bassam El Baroni with work by Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Doa Aly,Amanda Beech, Luis Camnitzer, Chimurenga, Jacqueline Doyen, GRRRR (Ingo Giezendanner), Nilbar Güreş, Iswanto Hartono & Raqs Media Collective, Rana Hamadeh, Siobhán Hapaska, Nicoline van Harskamp, Malak Helmy, David Horvitz, Luis Jacob, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Hassan Khan,Asier Mendizabal,Uriel Orlow, Garrett Phelan, Elizabeth Price, Walid Sadek, Miri Segal, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Praneet Soi and others.


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