16 Nicholson Street is pleased to announce that the group exhibition Flock Circumstance will take place in person from May 21, 2021 until the June 6, 2021. The exhibition will present one artefact of a year-long, technology-assisted, international collaboration between Tinja Ruusuvuori (Finland), Madeleine Edlund (Sweden) and Aga Paulina Młyńczak (Poland, by way of Glasgow). The exhibition is curated by Aga Paulina Młyńczak with Nell Cardozo.
Each floor of the gallery will be occupied by one of three immersive installations which, with the help of multimedia tendrils woven through human sound, sight and utterance, explore the positionality of language and society. Alongside them the gallery will be releasing a publication in which the grouping (aptly – of three), explores the triangulations at work in the process of speech and gesture. What takes place in the third space between subject and object, between giver and receiver? This intangible point of reference exists in a collective imagination, and is multiply generative, if we allow it to be.
Whether visual or sonic, each work in Flock Circumstance is a collage that encourages us to think about ways of being better in tandem with each other. The cooperative third space found through them seeks a common ground for dwelling, creating and meaning making. Each reaches into this space that is flexible, resourceful and nourishing, a compassionate heterotopia where we can position ourselves alongside others considerately.
Image: Collaboratively made by Madde Edlund, Tinja Ruusuvuori and Aga Paulina Mlynczak