‘# 2953c1 When it is not Spontaneous’, hosted by @Sagacity Brussels, is the third collaborative installation by Turkish artist Mustafa Boğa and Icelandic artist Kolbrún Inga Söring. This time, digging further into their experience of mental and physical borders and questioning their existence within these concepts. They emphasise a disapproval of discriminatory attitudes, stating that their expression is a carefully constructed ideology that raises questions fuelled by disagreement with the current socio-political climate.
The installation exists within an ongoing project ‘The Fourth Culture – a Micro Nation’ which is a container for a critical view on society, where the duo practices intense critical self-reflection, using their opposite experiences, challenging viewers perceptions and asking them to perform a mental and physical reading of the information presented to them. This initiates a dialogue which plants a seed that then can continue growing further in the mind of another.
Both Boğa and Söring present themselves in the space, but their roles are paradoxical. While Boğa is hidden, Söring is exposed. Deconstructing their own learnt behaviour, they express borderless attitudes through a special experience which becomes both intrusive to and influenced by the public’s presence. Their combined cultural experiences give them the possibility of examining cultural identities from a broad understanding of different perceptions.
For this exhibition Dóra Benyó and Mária-Krisztina Nagy are investigating the perpetual notion of chance and the wide range of consequential possibilities. The title When Bread Falls on the Buttered Side evokes the external and forceful factors that lead to uncontrollable situations. Therefore, the two artists are exploring human powerlessness and their various capacity of adaptation to the unforeseeable.