The Showroom

Arakawa/Tcherepnin/Patashuri: Be a speaker. So be it...


New York-based artists Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin, and Tbilisi-based artist Gela Patashuri collaborated on this project to create a human-size speaker-cum-music studio in The Showroom's gallery.

Ensembles of Showroom staff or members of the gallery’s local community used objects and materials in the studio to play a specific score, which was then played back by the structure.

The project toured to France: to Betonsalon in Paris and CAC Bretigny.

This project was supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Japan Foundation, and was commissioned in the framework of Circular Facts, a cooperative circuit for itinerant research and projects by artists initiated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, and The Showroom in collaboration with Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen and Electric Palm Tree; financially supported by the European Commission.

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    Exhibition Ei Arakawa, Sergei Tcherepnin and Gela Patashuri: Be a speaker. So be it…