Architectures of Love and Correspondence — exhibition & talk
Wild Care will approach responsibility and matters of care in spatial practices, exploring architectures of encounter, attention and care. The exhibition will gather and present a selection of stories of love, correspondence and engagement that share an ethics of care for both the possible and the impossible, and are powered by an entropic force that resists managerial ruling and cynical withdrawal.
Inspired by Jack Halberstam’s understanding of ‘the wild’ as a resistant ontology and as an “uneven space of aesthetic power”, the exhibition will assemble stories of practices that contribute to increasing the sheer amount of care and love in/on the planet, resisting cynicism and toxic irresponsibility.
Combining critical, fictional, situated, and performative perspectives, the stories will address the interplays of matter/care, as nouns and verbs, understanding care as a doing, as a situated ethics and as a politics of architecture, and exploring the fragile power of the anarchic share: an active listening, a generous gifting, an open encounter.
Wild Care aims to rewire our understandings of care by rethinking ‘the wild’ as a mode of un-knowing and a renewal of our capacity for amazement and bewilderment in the hold of a body-to-body relation to the world and the relays of forms of life beyond the human.
Wild Talks is a program of parallel talks with some of the participants in the stories gathered for the exhibition, as well as a selection of guests engaged in thinking or working with ‘wild things’. The program will be announced shortly.