“Regarding running to the mountain: the mountain and the office are not separate systems, they are produced simultaneously.”
Florrie James and Emilia Muller-Ginorio screen a new collaboratively produced film as part of their ongoing Mountaintop Administration project, filmed in locations that are entangled in processes of privatisation. Trying to speak to the space of psychic foreclosure within and around us.
Reading letters; throwing beaurocratic papers in the canal; finding moments of resistance within the newspaper; talking in the kitchen; dream interrogations; flying f16 drones; the city at work; buying a stamp; selling our gold; self portraits made by fighter jet pilots…the urge to escape to the mountain from the office is not a clichéd emotion. We have to perform these situations as WORK to continue living (sometimes). The carpet on the floor and the tiled ceiling should be enough of a symbol.
Florrie and Emilia presented their exhibition, Attention Deficit-Reductionalism, in Intermedia gallery from 17-26 January.
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD