exhibition: 10. 5. - 23. 6. 2019
Curator: Christina Gigliotti
The exhibition CEL by London-based artist Ed Fornieles explores the toxic and violent behaviors that arise under a patriarchal society. Featured within the exhibition is an immersive two channel film that presents footage from a Live Action Role Play scenario initiated by Fornieles that includes the construction of a hierarchical social structure in which aggression and brutality is at first necessary for survival. The LARP session includes de-briefing interviews with participants who reflect on their experiences within the CEL. CEL is an exercise and attempt at understanding where destructive behavior originates from, and endeavors to offer alternatives by allowing a space for vulnerability and empathy to emerge.