Something Between Us
curated by Ludwig Seyfarth and Harriet Zilch
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf
The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era. Can social and cognitive relationships be established with non-human protagonists and how are these connections changing relationships between two humans. Does this also transform our concept of living and the metaphor of life and death? Is there still a private sphere when not only our material needs but also our being and actions become more and more transparent via our internet activities? The 1968 movement had already discussed the politics of the personal. Today, this question is posed from a different perspective even though the most intimate spheres are shaped by an increasing neoliberal pressure to optimise ourselves, and we are constantly confronted with the publicity-effective staging of “private” life.