Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
Texts by Martin Herbert, Jennifer Teets, Robin Watkins; with a conversation between Nicole Starosielski and Alexander R. Galloway
Cable cuts, energetics, and gunk: moving back and forth between a group of core subjects, Reflexologies converts the past five years of Nina Canell's sculptural work into a 384-page book. It is interrupted throughout by a lagged conversation and three new texts: Martin Herbert reflects on subsea cable stumps and the generative potential of gaps; Jennifer Teets considers flexible pneus and viscous processes; while Robin Watkins tackles a slow real-time collaboration. Images have been grouped in a loosely chronological sequence, allowing exhibition views to fold out into parallel trajectories that foreground Canell’s ongoing preoccupation with the configuration and breakdown of material relations.
Copublished with Le Crédac, S.M.A.K., Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Design by Robin Watkins