Sat. 28 Sept: 13-18h
Sun. 29 Sept: 11-18h
Jacob Dwyer, Tjobo Kho, Bernie Reid, Charlotte Stuby, Suzie Van Staaveren and Emiel Zeno research the potential of the parking lot as an urban landscape and react to its standardized yet shifting nature. Between cars, trailers and vans on the parking lot adjacent to 019, objects appear that gently disrupt the parking lot’s day-to-day function. The occupied parking spaces will be compensated by turning the former welding factory that houses 019 into a temporary covered parking lot.’
‘Can We Talk in Private?’, initiated by Tjobo Kho, is the third instalment of P, a series of exhibitions and events on the idea, the functioning and the aesthetics of the parking lot, curated by De Cleene De Cleene. As an area where cars or other vehicles can be left temporarily, the parking lot is a site that stockpiles potential. It is an aside to the road and to the romantic idea of travel, and a necessary counterpart to the modern preoccupation with speed. It is a secondary place that often goes unnoticed, a landscape at the service of a department store, an amusement park, a factory, a journey. Once an ‘enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase’, it has become an increasingly questioned, regulated yet volatile landscape. It is a patchwork incessantly formed by aesthetic, functional, ecological, political and economic strategies. It is a place of temporary stagnation at the service of movement, a grid that gathers and structures objects, people and stories in a continuously changing puzzle.
The line that connects A to B, pauses at P.
‘Can We Talk in Private?’ is on view during Sorry Not Sorry Festival.
Poster by Tjobo Kho