The Installation / Performance „Curated Mysteries“ takes lessons from Laura Mulveys 1977 moving image „Riddles of the Sphinx“ and permeates them with individual mythology. It is an attempt to stage and enact aesthetic sociality through actions that try to queer a linear notion of spatiotemporality- clouding the voyeuristic-scopophilic look attached to an perspective and therefore objectifying gaze.
Being itself a hybrid-creature, the Sphinx is considered a liminal figure playing a signficant role in the myth of Oedipus — and therefore in an early metaphysical narrative crucial to the establishment of patriarchal generational order.
„Curated Mysteries“ searches for a perception of one's own presence in space and time that is prior to this objectifying order. Instead of monitoring ones surroundings, one could inhabit an environment as a matrix of mysteries. The rooms of Edel Extra will be used as playfield for a special escape game. The Installation / Performance asks how to escape the space without leaving the room.
Joannie Pencz is an artist and researcher currently based in Berlin. Their aesthetic practice is rooted in questions around ontology and spatiotemporality, often resulting in a critique of modern concepts and techniques of rationalisation. It is an attempt to relate to other words which already exist within the mind and matter of this one.
Joannie Pencz holds a 'Meisterschüler'-Diploma from AdBK Nürnberg as well as a Bavarian State Exam in Art Education. They are currently student at the MA Program of the Dutch Art Institute.