“Neurophysiologists tell us that the absence of light activates a series of peripheral cells in the retina called “off-cells”.”
-Giorgio Agamben, “What is the Contemporary?”
Agamben questions the contemporary and its ability to perceive the complete dimension of reality. The exhibition “Off-Cell” reflects a duality between the visible and invisible (light and darkness, past and present) in order to extend the point a view. Joachim Froment (Royal College of Art) and Elise Guillaume (Goldsmiths University) will be exhibiting a series of works engaged in a mental and physical transcendental activity. “Off-Cell” will include video, performance and light installations.