Features

Radical Radixes—On Lili Dujourie’s Mimesis

The work consists of an upright, kinked, and broken cylinder, from the base of which protrude zigzagging, forked rods; the whole evokes a barren tree trunk, its roots growing down the sides of its plinth, clinging to it. Two of the roots reach the pavement and one touches the steps, mimicking the way that some trees survive on rocks or walls by rooting around them.

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Features
Source:
July 11, 2023
Credit:
Text / Tom Denman

Passenger—Migration Patterns on the Living and Those of the Dead

Millions of dead birds follow such new migratory paths, which draw capital from the south and the east into the north and the west. Often, these paths consolidate, convene in the centers of the colonizing empires—London and Paris—for a few years, or decades, before moving on to museums in the new world. These routes are not the birds’ natural flyways. They are new paths toward a capitalist archive that usurps purpose from the world it exploits.

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Features
Source:
Winter 2022/23
Credit:
Text / Xenia Benivolski