The Feathered Ones – How we exercise / exorcise power – Venice Biennale 2024

How do we exercise power and what is our participation both individually and as a society into the construct of power?

In time of war and genocide we ask the question: What is to be done, and do we have the power/voice to resist?
What is the future of art, if censorship and silencing take place as institutional conditions?

Are there movements which aim at a complete transformation of the artistic, economic and political sphere?

In all its manifestations, we propagate a radical departure from the past and its norms.

The special focus lies on the notion of progress and on the degenerate renegotiation of what constitutes and represents an emancipated society.

But whose voices initiate and lead this idea of progress?

Who should be addressed by this mission?

And in what way can these future scenarios, oftentimes conceived in elitist circles, be made tangible, transparent, and understandable or criticized?

By creating a space both for performative public-collective experience, we also open a circle for public debate and sharing, where the art and the subject becomes the trigger to question of the future and experiencing collective traumas.

The conditions of trans generational trauma occurs collectively, amongst generations within a larger community or population, causing a cultural trauma that reverberates outward into society.

When entire groups of people suffer from a large-scale emotional or psychological trauma, the loss of identity and cultural impact continues to affect their descendants, mutating the genes to bare signs of suffering that are felt within their lives.

Through mutation, history is felt physically and emotionally, entering the psyches of generations to come, creating new inherited narratives that need embodiment and healing.

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