the 181> 10-30 Novembre 2018  (part II)

the 181

REPRISE ~ Considerations Relating to the Shape of Equilibrium

With special guests Brittany DeNigris, Aaron K. Hoffer and Mike Marks

Situational compositions, viewing and drinks  
Giovedì  22 novembre 2018 h. 19.00 – 22.00
Wednesday 22 November 2018 h. 7.00 – 10.00 PM
Fondazione Arthur Cravan
via Aleardi 11, Milano

Cose Cosmiche is happy to invite you to the Senseless Residency of USA-based artist collective the 181. The 181 is back in Milano after first part of Senseless Residency was held in November 2017. This 2018 residency period will feature I, II, III, IV, a series of shifting architectonic window screenings and mouse work that may or may not accelerate into an irrotational vortex on 22 November 2018. Please join us.

Cose Cosmiche presenta la Residenza Insensata del collettivo di artisti statunitensi the 181, “REPRISE ~ Considerations Relating to the Shape of Equilibrium”. Dopo un primo periodo di residenza nel 2017, il gruppo statunitense torna a Milano con un nuovo progetto di residenza “I, II, III, IV”: una serie di slittamenti architettonici proiettati in vetrina e di “mouse work” che potranno più o meno accelerare in un vortice “irrotazionale”.  

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Calendar of Window Screenings

Sunday 18 November 2018 h. 22.00              I

Monday 19 November 2018 h. 21.00            II

Wednesday 21 November 2018 h. 20.00      III

Thursday 22 November 2018 h. 19.00          IV

Residency Research 

// Twiddle See/Dee Twiddle Dumb/Sum

Because time moved then as if it had been filmed backward and was now being played in reverse

Proximity to what is perceived
Proximity to what is understood

Here we are

(drop the beat)

“If one could only convince people,” Novalis wrote in his Monologue of 1798, “that it is the same with language as it is with mathematical formulae. They make up a world of their own. And for that very reason are they so expressive – for that very reason is the strange relationship of things mirrored in them.”

(nota bene:
The quiet while submerged feels nearer than above. It also holds a thickness that we find missing with the prospect of a horizon line.)

IMG_2026-cropthe 181 enjoying the Senseless Residency

The 181 As a collective the 181 is interested in creating situations that generate experiential spaces which expand, contract, or reassemble as information sloshes about.  Imperfect approximations of the universe as a whole. Artists, a physicist/electronic engineer/musician, a mushroom forager/rockhound, and a linotype operator—any attempts to formalize their practice they view with distress. And as far as they can tell, the 181 has been working together since 2007 when they found themselves gathered by the Pacific Ocean with a golden Q, roughly 10 yards of lavender vinyl, and the sea’s reflection. Since then they have appeared and composed situations in places like the Stockholm Fringe Festival, Stockholm, Sweden; SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; an alley in Eugene, OR; the National Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg, Russia; and Vicki in Newburgh, NY. Brandon Boan received his BFA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and MFA from the University of Delaware, he lives and works in Old Fort, NC. Abby Donovan received her BA from Swarthmore College and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, she lives and works in Eugene, Oregon and Newark, Delaware. Tom Hughes received his BA from the University of Maine and his PhD from the University of Oregon, he lives and works in Eugene, Oregon and Newark, Delaware. Jason Rhodes received his BFA from Central Missouri University and his MFA from the University of Delaware, he lives and works in Bend, OR.

Il collettivo the 181 è interessato a creare situazioni che possano generare spazi in espansione, i quali si contraggono o ricompongono come informazioni, approssimazioni imperfette dell’universo nel suo complesso. Quale gruppo eterogeneo di persone tra cui artisti, musicisti, fisici ed ingegneri elettronici, vivono con fastidio qualsiasi tentativo di formalizzare la loro pratica. Hanno iniziato a lavorare insieme nel 2007 quando si sono trovati con una Q dorata, circa 10 metri di vinile lavanda e il riflesso dall’Oceano Pacifico. Da allora si sono riuniti per ‘comporre situazioni’  per numerosi festival, gallerie e centri d’arte come: lo Stockholm Fringe Festival a Stoccolma, Swezia; SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; un vicolo a Eugene, Oregon; Il National Centre for Contemporary Art, a San Pietroburgo, Russia; Vicki a Newburgh, NY.


Sunday 18 November 2018 h. 22.00             I

Photo by Silvia Hell


Monday 19 November 2018 h. 21.00            II                 

Photo by Helga Franza and Silvia Hell


Wednesday 21 November 2018 h. 20.00     III        Photo by Silvia Hell


Thursday 22 November 2018 h. 19.00         IV

Photo by Silvia Bigolin, Helga Franza,  Silvia Hell

(part I ) : 29 novembre – 5 dicembre 2017 >