LUXEMBOURG .- I dreamed I was a house is an immersive exhibition curated by insitu collective that unlocks the psychological potential of the domestic home. In psychoanalysis, dreaming of a house is considered to be a reflection of ones self, whereby the individual spaces relate to different facets of our personality. In a similar direction, this exhibition overlays two types of interior spaces the mind and the home so that the architecture of the home evokes the hidden depths of the human psyche: from the vortex of the hallway, to the social façade of the dining room, to the intimacy of the bedroom, and down to the shadowy subconscious, hidden in the basement.
Working within the historical building of Casino Luxembourg, insitu collective has invited six artists to create individual domestic environments or rooms. These rooms form a metaphorical collage of a house that brings to life the emotional resonance of our most private spaces. The unique spatial and multi-sensorial experience that is at once familiar and surreal aims to trigger personal associations, memories and emotions that are held deep within ourselves.
insitu collective consists of the Berlin-based international curators Marie Graftieaux (FR), Nora Mayr (AT), Gilles Neiens (LU) and Lauren Reid (AU). The name insitu collective refers to the teams understanding of curatorial practice as being necessarily in situ in terms of cultural, social and geographic spaces. In particular, insitu collective explores narratives within exhibitions to create engaging and immersive scenographies to bring audiences inside a topic, be it self-help culture, a future nuclear waste repository, or a fictional character.
Curated by Amy Cheng of TheCube Project Space in Taipei, The Ouroboros is an international joint exhibition that marks the second phase in the 2018-2019 Taiwan-Luxembourg Exchange Program. This exhibition will be synchronously on view at TheCube Project Space in Taipei and the Casino Luxembourg Forum dart Contemporain in Luxembourg.
Treating the imagery of ouroboros as the main theme running through all the exhibits, The Ouroboros is intended to envisage and investigate peoples responses to the general question of survival in the contemporary world via the artists astute observations on realities and phenomena. This exhibition features video works engaging in multilayered dialogues on key issues ranging from reflections upon the survival system of human society in the Anthropocene and human imagination of the future to the development and change in the relational trinity of humanity-technology-nature and discussions of Cosmopolitics.
A total of eleven pieces of video work by several artists, including Chi-Yu Wu (Taiwan), Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan), Chieh-Jen Chen (Taiwan), Tzu-Ling Lee (Taiwan), Ayoung Kim (South Korea), Tao Zhou (China), Hassan Khan (Egypt) and Tzu-Nyen Ho (Singapore).