For the Un_Becoming group exhibition, taking place between October 23rd and November 3rd (coinciding with the Berlin PornfilmFestival), SomoS presents performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical and radical responses to the overlapping of sexuality and the body with technology; and dystopian and utopian perspectives on our technologically mediated view of sexuality.
The exhibition’s title, Un_Becoming, is a multi-faceted and fluid play on words, which can refer to many things: it is the process of transgressing corporeal boundaries, questions of how our technologically mediated view of society is shifting, and what it means to be human. It is the notion that pornography itself is Unbecoming; taboo, shocking and ill-fitting to the normative and capitalist model of an ideal lifestyle/relationship/sexuality. It is an unfixed and fluid state; (Un)Becoming and not being. It is the plethora of contradictions and paradoxes that pervade debates around pornography and technology: distance/proximity, public/private, emancipation/oppression, utopia/dystopia. As such, it is also the understanding of Becoming as construction, and Unbecoming as deconstruction.
October 23rd to November 3rd, 2018, Tue-Sa, 2-7pm
Opening reception: October 22nd 2018, 6-9pm
The exhibition is accessible to persons above the age of 18