Project: Constant_V


Opening: Wednesday 4 July, 18:00

For the summer edition of Constant_V, Possible Bodies feat. Spec presents Somatopologies, materials for a movie-in-the-making. In the vitrine you will find 3D-renderings of diverse densities, wondering about the regimes of truth that converge in volumetric biomedical images. Here, a coalition between tomography and topology is at work to align math, flesh, computation, bone, anatomic science, tissue and language. But when life is made all too probable, Possible Bodies asks obliquely: what other "bodies" can be imagined?

Somatopologies moves through the political fictions of somatic matter. Rolling from outside to inside, from a mediated exteriority to a computed interiority and back, it reconsiders the potential of unsupervised somatic depths and (un-)invaded interiors. Unfolding along situated surfaces, this post-cinematic experiment jumps over the probable outcomes of contemporary informatics, towards the possible otherness of a mundane (after)math.

Somatopologies is a trans*feminist exercise in and of disobedient action-research. It cuts agential slices through technocratic paradigms in order to create hyperbolic incisions that stretch, rotate and bend Euclidean nightmares and Cartesian anxieties.

Possible Bodies is a collaborative research activated by Jara Rocha and Femke Snelting. It interrogates the very concrete and at the same time complex and fictional entities of “bodies” in the context of 3D tracking, modelling and scanning. What matter-cultural conditions of possibility render these so-called bodies present?

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