Slips, stories,
archives

photo by Grzegorz Karkoszka

The point of departure for the conversation is (Land)Slip, an exhibition by Agata Siniarska, the fourth event organised as part of the Prototypes project based on the collection of Muzeum Sztuki (Museum of Art) in Lodz, Poland. The exhibition is here an archive of the material qualities of artworks that preserve traces of the artist’s work. The archive is in itself a living, pulsating organism, whose sole purpose is to enter into relationships with other organisms, and the only principle for action, continuous change. Within the framework of the exhibition, the archive is the space and time, the past and the future, meeting in the process of sensory feeling and imagining our shared present. (Land)slip is for us the exhibition as a story capable of encapsulating multiple parallel narratives and contradictory emotions, capacious and non-hierarchical. When the worlds are slipping, when they gradually disappear, we need a new type of story, concerning the difficult art of survival on our destroyed planet.