11 Nov ARTE ABIERTO PRESENTS ‘NO SOUND OF WATER’ 🗓 🗺
< ARTE ABIERTO > PRESENTS TROIKA’S NO SOUND OF WATER
• No Sound of Water is an immersive, large-format installation that takes the visitor into an isolated, salt-filled reality. Being inside, you can feel an atmosphere that transports you to a place that could exist in the future.
• Through an installation that simulates a fictitious ecosystem, the collective seeks to reflect on the future of the Earth and its transformation into an inhospitable place as a result of human activity.
• The exhibition will be open from November 12, 2021 to May 15, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto located in Artz Pedregal.
<Arte Abierto> presents Troika’s work through two installations that are exhibited for the first time in Mexico: No Sound of Water (2021), commissioned by the Arte Abierto Foundation, and Terminal Beach (2020).
For more than two decades, the Troika contemporary art collective, formed in 2003 by Eva Rucki (Germany, 1976), Conny Freyer (Germany, 1976) and Sebastian Noel (France, 1977), has sought to challenge our perception of the world and its eventual destruction. For the No Sound of Water exhibition, they present two artworks that together form a hostile and desolate landscape that, although it could be thought of as part of a fictitious ecosystem, could become reality as a result of various destructive human actions. Far from stating an ecological discourse or moral, the exhibition focuses on the problems caused by technological, capitalist and industrial advances and the impact they have to such a degree that they cause a new geological era (the Anthropocene) and the eventual decomposition of the Earth. .
No Sound of Water forms part of Troika’s ongoing project Untertage. Meaning “below the earth”, or literally, “under the day”, Untertage takes shape as an elaborate ecosystemic fiction: its protagonist, salt, is devised as the hero of an aeonian drama of world domination. The crystal takes centre stage as an agent of cultural evolution, the critical component for the tools without which human civilization could not have developed as we know it.
Troika’s No Sound of Water is open from November 12, 2021 to May 15, 2022 at Espacio Arte Abierto located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal: Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.
Espacio Arte Abierto is located on the 2nd floor of ARTZ Pedregal in Mexico City ARTZ Pedregal, Periférico Sur 3720, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City.