Just change your environment you say, this crosses your mind when a different wind blows across your face. No matter how drastic the changes we make, we continue navigating existing traces, more or less consciously looking for consistencies and continuities. Let’s look at the drives that constitute our behaviour; perhaps later we can observe how they inform what is constituted.
The choreography of repetitive movements that underlie our day, patterns and gestures, language routines—they imprint on our memory, the environment we inhabit and the objects we use. It is not only about the usual pursuit of rationality and sense. It is a necessity to keep track of oneself and pave a way even in the realm of uncertainty. It is a way to cut short the number of decisions and choices we are expected to make on a daily basis. We allow ourselves the freedom to carry out actions without questioning, mechanical movements that free the body of self-analysis.
Habits ground us in a reality that is comfortable and familiar, yet reality can slip into monotony or suppression like a loud sound turned into an inaudible whisper that runs in the background ... This resonating utterance, within this constructed environment. Grasp the reverberations. The time is blue and we are changing. We practise and unlearn the ‘habits of the day’.
Artists: Kray Chen, Latifa Echakhch, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Nguyễn Thủy Tiên, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Laure Prouvost
Contributions from: Marguerite Humeau, Edgar Schmitz
Curated by: FormContent (Bianca Baroni, Anca Rujoiu, Pieternel Vermoortel)