Act I of Ankyloglossia (n.tongue-tie): The Whole Extent, represents multiple systems of categorization; a collection of parts arranged on tabletops as evidence of an absurd research. A series of films, ‘Systems for: base, curl, foot, free, out, pile, shake, stack’, focused solely on a thigh, calve, an arm, and three fingers. These fractions were piled and sorted, at times functioning as distinct and separate characters, and in others emphasized as a whole. These video works were presented along side a series of text collages arranged by the order in which the physical, philosophical, and psychological words were removed from the original source, ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’, Albert Camus (1956). The texts were arranged in entomological boxes, entomological boards, and clear boxes, each word separated by an individual entomology pin. A series of photos taken from a natural environment, a tree, a mountain, a lake, and a landscape, were adorned with digitally printed limbs placed into the environmental scenes with entomology pins and presented in entomological boxes along side a series of Raku fired ceramic limbs placed in Petri-dishes.
- Photographer: Kai Wido Meyer
2014Ed.: Edited by Sarah Blacker, Imre Szeman & Heather Zwicker
2014Ed.: Emma Waltraud Howes & Franziska Morlok
Co-published by K. Verlag and Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH.
2015Ed.: Emma Waltraud Howes & Franziska Morlok