Curated by Lara Pan
November 2 –22, 2009
Pandora’s Sound Box is an interactive multimedia exhibition conceived to destabilize and reactivate our vision of the current global political landscape through performance, sound, video and site-specific installations. The exhibition demonstrates a kind of experiment of associative imagination by which the viewer may explore other dimensions of Pabst’s controversial 1929 film Pandora’s Box, which exposed and explored the fear of female sexuality. Although considered thirty years ahead of its time, Pandora’s Box was banned by Hitler upon its release and classified as “degenerate art.” Pandora’s Sound Box deals with the identification of fear in contemporary society, i.e. fear of war, terrorism, immigration, and the media, as conveyed through the strong material presence of sound. The exhibition in the main gallery space features work by Pierre Bismuth, Agnieszka Kurant, Matthieu Laurette, Oswaldo Macia, and Carlo Zanni. WHITE BOX PROJECTS space will feature special changing installations by Diango Hernandez, Davide Bertocchi, Robert Lazzarini, and Olaf Breuning. Special performances by Michael Aerts and Vadim Vosters, as well as Tanja Ostojic will take place as part of the exhibition.