Orgonomics Friday November 15 2019, 19:00 hrs

Gennaio 29, 2020

Orgonomics, the new group exhibition at Garage Rotterdam opens on Friday 15 November.
 
Orgonomics is the first exhibition of curator Pádraic E. Moore for Garage Rotterdam. You are cordially invited to the preview of the exhibition at 19:00 hrs. The public opening will follow from 20:00 to 23:00 hrs.

With work by: Dorothy Fadiman, Jasper Griepink, Christoph Keller, Christine Ödlund, Annie Ratti and Kenneth White

We look forward to seeing you on November 15 at 19:00 hrs at Garage Rotterdam!

ORGONOMICS

It fills all space and it is everywhere. It can be shaped into any form. It permeates all matter. It is pulsating and can be observed. It is orgone: primordial, cosmic energy. Orgone connects all aspects of existence and unifies social, scientific and spiritual realms.
 
For this intergenerational group exhibition, Garage Rotterdam becomes a playful laboratory in which visitors can experience these subtle energies.
 
The exhibition Orgonomics is conceived around the theories of Austrian psychoanalyst and biophysicist Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957). The main focus is on orgone, which Reich claimed to have discovered in 1939. Orgonomics shows how relevant Reich’s ideals are for our contemporary society. There is a need for society to embrace more holistic attitudes towards human emotions and sexuality.
 
In addition to sculptures, paintings, drawings and film, the exhibition also includes a reconstruction of one of Reich’s legendary orgone accumulators. You are invited to experience the restorative power of orgone energy!

BRANDSTOF | GLOWING IN THE DARK AGAIN 
December 14 2019, 20:00 hrs.

Featuring Uncertainty Scenarios, S T O N E O R G Y and other special guests.

This nocturnal edition of Brandstof consists of a collage of screenings, readings and live music performed for one night only in response to Orgonomics. 
 
This stimulating event brings together diverse contributions from artists, some of whom are local and some from further afield. The event in two parts consists of a collage of readings and screenings that relate to the ideas of Wilhelm Reich. 
 
The event culminates with a performance of S T O N E O R G Y; an interactive ritual music performance project by Jasper Griepink, supported by the inimitable Giek_1. This theatrical performance explores ideas of collective energy and the thresholds of transfer between one body and another. 

MARGRET H. BLÖNDAL
CALIXTO RAMIREZ
SEBOO MIGONE