THE LABOUR OF WATCHING

Collision Discourses - PDF
Who Will Watch the Watchers - PDF
Damage Control
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Lou Cantor
is a Berlin based artist collective founded in 2011 (presently consisting of Jozefina Chetko and Kolja Glaeser) whose main scope of interest is grounded in intersubjectivity and interpersonal communication. Lou Cantor’s practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message, and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Lou Cantor’s preferred theater of operations, in other words, is that which a certain French theorist has termed the “Empire of Signs” - and their preferred subject the spell cast by the enigma of signification on the minds of this Empire’s peoples. Based on the collectives actual field of research they regularly release readers and contribute to various publications. Previous exhibitions include Ars Electronica, Linz; Hypersea, curated by Juliette Desorgues; The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Spiritual Reality, Decad, Berlin; Fellow Travelers, apexart, NY; Cyborg Dreams, Pitt St, NY; The Labour of Watching, leto gallery, Warsaw and OSLO10, Basel; Language and Misunderstanding, CUNY, NY; Epistemic Excess, Artists Space, New York; 7th Berlin Biennale and New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.