Preparatory collages for Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows, 2014, a newly commissioned sculptural installation, comprised of a concrete materialisation of abstract financial charts which forms a stage for live music performances.
Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows
Preparatory collages for Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows, a newly commissioned sculptural installation and performance. In an age of increasingly abstract power, ideology is disavowed as a twentieth century relic. We are instead told we are governed by pragmatic decisions based on charts and figures. Responding to this notion, Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows is comprised of a concrete materialisation of abstract financial charts. It forms a stage upon which a series of live music performances take place. Musicians have been commissioned to produce new interpretations of an old Zionist love song to the state, promising to clothe it in concrete and cement. Thus, the immateriality of financial transactions is made physical and given the monumental language it lacks in a patriotic offering for our times.
Saturday 13 December, 5pm, Hayward Gallery
Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Preparatory collage for Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows, 2014. © Pil and Galia Kollectiv
X Marks the Bökship in conversation with Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Elena Poughia, editor and publisher of DIALOGOS. about the latest issue of DIALOGOS.
This interview was recorded in a rowing boat in Victoria Park in July 2014 (9 minutes)