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Group Exhibition Festival of Creativity, Fortezza dA Basso, Florence, Italy
Date: 2006

Artists: SONG Tao 宋涛 |  XU Zhen 徐震 |  YANG Zhenzhong 杨振中 | 

- 7 pm Electro Club Pavilion
artists: Paulette Phillips, Song Tao, Xu Zhen, Yang Zhenzhong, Wen Ling, Abner Benaim, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Thomas Callahan, Anat Yefet, Scott Goeniger, Bradly Treadaway  

In collaboration with: Musicus Concentus, Florence; MKN, Florence

Curated by Jason Waite

What is appealing about 'normality'? This utopian ideal of mass equilibrium conforms social habits, interpersonal relationships, and even the carnal act of sex. A fictitious point that lies somewhere on the social map, plotted by the pundits and faithful alike, as the Bermuda triangle with its mysterious center. To become a consenting consumer following the collective trend and fashion or reside stationary watching the drama of life unfold in a parallel safe dimension on reality shows, it is has a force beyond the crossing of the event horizon.

This presentation at points functions as a dialectic opposing the normal and the abnormal at home or in public space, and at other times as an ontological critic, merely replaying reality the absurdity of normality becomes apparent. Though in every instance it is the position of the artist, placing him/herself outside of the 'main stream' through the self-conscious action of art, that he/she becomes an archivist of the normal.

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