Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings is hosted and curated by anorak, in collaboration with Palermo Galerie and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Taking the form of a dinner, a screening, a conversation and an exhibition, Mixed Feelings is centred around daily experiences and routines as ways of relating to a shared social sphere—the everyday as an atmosphere.

Exhibition
7 Types of Ambivalence
Peripheral Slowness
Confusion, exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness

Among all the connections we make, all the models, formulas and systems we use to explain coherences, that allow us to be part of something — is there a mood, or an atmosphere, so profound, so profane, banal, and everyday that enables this way of relating, in the first place?
— and if so, do we share it with others?

And, assuming that this everydayness is more than the walk to the cash machine, is it then not made up of more than just one single and subjective way of relating to the world? Is it not the everyday that opens up a social sphere as a shared atmosphere, mood, or emotion, a situation in which different individuals and things can meet and interact?

Is this mood hidden so well that we only notice it when it is ruptured? How do you realise that you’re in love? Can the everyday only be experienced as a deficient mode?

Searching for this experience is a bit like the tale of the hedgehog and the hare. Because, the everyday is always already there, from the moment we start looking for it, it withdraws from every attempt to define it, isolate it, grasp it.

So, if this mood remains inconceivable as an ‘everydayness’, is it then not the narrative, the image, the re-staging, and the cliché that reveal a periphery at whose edges this relation becomes something felt, something experienced?
— Is this the place where feelings mix?

Exhibition

—an exhibition with Gerald Domenig, Bryony Hussey and Lily Randall
8th October – 25th October 2016
Palermo Galerie Stuttgart

Installation view
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Lily Randall
Women's Playground
video(6'42''), 2015

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Bryony Hussey
Invisible Woman (detail)
mixed media, 2016

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Lily Randall
It's like spitting in a river
video(2'14''), 2011

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Installation view
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Bryony Hussey
Invisible Woman, (detail)
mixed media, 2016

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Bryony Hussey
Invisible Woman, (detail)
mixed media, 2016

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Bryony Hussey
And Still
screenprint on canvas, 2016

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Installation view
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Gerald Domenig
untitled
drawing series (detail), 2015

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Gerald Domenig
untitled
photo series (detail), 1992-2016

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Gerald Domenig
untitled
photo, 2013

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Gerald Domenig
untitled
photo series, 1992-2016

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Gerald Domenig
untitled
photo, 2011

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Installation view
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Gerald Domenig
untitled
mixed media, 2016

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Lily Randall
I am so sick of feeling this way
video(8'55''), 2016

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Bryony Hussey
We are all living in Ballyturk
video(0'46''), 2016

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Bryony Hussey & James Hatton
Disturbance Patterns
digital print on fabric, 2016

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7 Types of Ambivalence


—a dinner and conversation with Mike Sperlinger
on Sunday 24th July 2016
at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Do feelings mix like drinks? Is Fremdschämen the opposite of Schadenfreude? Do we ever have unmixed feelings about contemporary art? Is ambivalence really the better half of irony? What is the difference, actually, between ambiguity and ambivalence? Should we feel ambivalent about misquoting William Empson for the title of this event? These are some of the questions which we might choose to discuss during a dinner prepared for us with special ambivalence by anorak, in which each course will be prefaced by a short presentation on subjects which we possibly care about more than we pretend to.
7 Types of Ambivalence, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Mixed Feelings
7 Types of Ambivalence, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Mixed Feelings
7 Types of Ambivalence, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Mixed Feelings
7 Types of Ambivalence, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
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Peripheral Slowness


—a screening and conversation with Bryony Hussey
on Sunday 2nd October
at Palermo Galerie

When you catch the light in the hall with the corner of your eye, through that top bit of the window above the door. You know that top bit? By the time you register what it is it's gone.

Bryony Hussey's practice is concerned with peripheral moments that surround and punctuate one's everyday life. Bryony's screening showcased her work Mantel Piece alongside a presentation of her thoughts on “peripheral slowness”; a view on the relationship between ideas of the peripheral, duration, the incidental, the uncanny, unfolding, and slowness, both on-screen and off. The discussion will revolve around the way in which our experiential encounters shape the image-world through the various mechanisms of slowness. In framing her work amongst these wider contextual and historical issues and thoughts, Bryony touched on the works of the 20th century French filmmaker Jaques Tati and the Norwegian slow TV movement of the early 2000's, while revisiting the 18th century concept of the flâneur.
Peripheral Slowness, Palermo Galerie
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Peripheral Slowness, Palermo Galerie
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Confusion , exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness


—a conversation with Alkisti Efthymiou
on Thursday 20 October 2016
at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart


It’s hard to know what we institute when we don’t institute but we do know what it feels like. —Stefano Harney and Fred Moten

Confusion, exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness is a two-part conversation with Alkisti Efthymiou looking at the affective reality of work in precarious (almost) institutions. The evening, set around an artificial campfire, started with Alkisti sharing her experience and thoughts on her long-running involvement with the Athens Biennale. In this first part, Alkisti attempted to express the inherent contradictions associated with, on one hand, a commitment to keep on believing in such an institution’s critical creative potential while at the same time struggling with frustratingly unstable conditions of work. These thoughts set the framework for a conversation around issues of precarity in a present of ‘crisis’ as ordinary and inscribed in the everyday; about why it feels so difficult to ‘institute’ when there is no way to know that—or what—we are instituting.
Confusion, exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Mixed Feelings
Confusion, exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Mixed Feelings
Confusion, exhaustion, boredom and often bitterness, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
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