SHARKS HAVE ELECTORECEPTON,WHY CAN’T WE?
‘Sharks Have Electoreception, Why Can’t We?’ is a mobile massage intervention reading station. It is a site-specific installation with a publication included. The work is part of the Hardbakka Ruins Project curated by ANTIFORUM .
Guests are invited into a massage studio. The masseuse (Myclef Laun) provides an essay, which can be read through the hole in the massage table, as well as listened to on headphones as an audiobook. The masseuse and the reading material work with you to understand critical positions on aesthetic theory. The essay is written by Myclef Laun.
Artists in the exhibition were asked to consider how unpaid and undervalued care work might be repositioned in a post-capitalist caring economy.
In their installation and intervention, Laun asks how the theme of the caring economy might work between a writer and reader. How might one care for a text? How might that caring be cultivated through physical contact and mutual engagement? Understanding theoretical relationships between tech feminism and Rancièrian aesthetic theory can be daunting. Myclef Laun’s exhibition piece ‘Sharks Have Electoreception, Why Can’t We?’ wants to help, and be helped in getting some deeper understandings.
Using visual language distinctive of Laun’s graphic world, silk-screened curtains will open up to a participatory ‘open’ exhibition piece exploring new reading practices on a massage table.
HARDBAKKA RUINS PROJECT