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Holding Pattern

 - Holding Pattern
Catalogue of the exhibition curated by Kunstnernes Hus Director and former Wire editor Anne Hilde Neset to award-winning novelist Tom McCarthy, invited to unpack, via contemporary art, the themes dealt with in his books.
A holding pattern is what air traffic controllers use to keep several planes orbiting above a busy airport without crashing. The scenario suggests a general condition: of human destinies bound up in the circuits of technology; and of anxiety, danger, and salvation—being "brought in safely." Involving elements of skill and craft, the drawing of patterns on a page, screen, or sky, it also invites analogies with art and choreography.
What are the patterns in which our lives are held? What rhythms, or algorithms, drive these? How do they play out in historical, political, and cultural terms? And can art, literature, filmmaking, and music draw them out, make them visible, legible, audible, or even contestable? These are the questions posed in a major international group exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, curated by Tom McCarthy and Anne Hilde Neset.
In this volume, published to accompany the exhibition, McCarthy and Neset reflect on artworks by Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Ingri Fiksdal, Åke Hodell, Stefan Panhans & Andrea Winkler, Susan Philipsz, and Elizabeth Price. The book also includes essays and contributions from Inke Arns, Magnus Haglund, Sina Najafi, Susan Philipsz, David Toop, and Judith Vrancken.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in 2022-2023.
Works by Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Ingri Fiksdal, Åke Hodell, Stefan Panhans & Andrea Winkler, Susan Philipsz, Elizabeth Price.
Edited by Tom McCarthy and Anne Hilde Neset.
Texts by Tom McCarthy, Inke Arns, Magnus Haglund, Sina Najafi, Anne Hilde Neset, Susan Philipsz, David Toop, Judith Vrancken.
 
published in November 2022
English edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
240 pages (ill.)
 
28.00
 
ISBN : 979-12-80579-12-6
EAN : 9791280579126
 
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