dis- order acts as an entry-point – a ‘rupture within a given system’ [Reza Negarestani] – for localised, transdisciplinary (re-)readings, as we (re-)scan histories, thinkings and feelings through conditions of language, politics and society.
dis- is a prefix that produces a related word or an inflectional form of a word, trough a turning point, a turning around of meaning, indicating, either reversal, negation, removal or release, sometimes through expressive intensive force.
as a transitive verb arranges, commands or regulates one state into another.
Talk between Carina Erdmann, Mick Halsband and Yael Wicki at 1.1, Basel, 2017. Photo by Cynthia Ammann.
Installation of ceramics by Maud Constantin and Apéro by Gasthaus: Fermentation & Bacteria, Basel, 2017. Photo by Cynthia Ammann.
DIS- ORDER dis- order functions as on- and offline locus for a continuous transdisciplinary reflection, with the aim to analyse and review contemporary structures of norms / standards in thought, politics and our society.
Like a mechanic we visually dissects dis- order as a word-to-re-read, split into ‘dis-’ and ‘order’ by a hyphen and blank space, emphasising its ‘multi-system complexity’ [Patricia Reed] and reveiling it's mechachanics. dis- order acts as an entry-point – a ‘rupture within a given system’ [Reza Negarestani] – for localised, transdisciplinary (re-)readings, as we (re-)scan histories, thinkings and feelings through conditions of language, politics and society, reflecting their concept and conception.
The interlocutors and guests of the dis- order project are invited to ‘dis- order’ and 're-read' the spaces and systems they part-take (e.g. a monetary system, a social system, a mechanic system, an art system), rescanning histories, workings and rules from a local towards a global understanding, re-analising their conditions, functionality and aims. dis- order reaches into a complexity of positions, experiences and perceptions, while untangling truth in the multitude of viewpoints to take on and think through, trying to break from the constant feedback loop of sameness searching for sameness and reassurance, while looking for the unknown, the other, the out of sight, the invisible, the in-between, the imbalance, the dis- in order.
dis- order launched in June 2020 and publishes and exhibits work that is conducted in a hypothetical or applied, theoretical or artistic way through experiment and play, whereas the focus is on the state of research (work in progress) rather than the state of conclusion.