As every year, philomena+ is preparing its project statement in collaboration with artists from the WANA region and representatives of the Viennese art scene.
This year the duo-exhibition from the series “Carrefour des Possibles” is entitled “Knotentopologie”. With their walk-in installation Férielle Doulain-Zouari and Bárbara Palomino-Ruiz analyse the scope of activity of the textile trade, starting from the places of manufacture (emerging countries), the transport routes (sea) and the places of consumption (industrialized countries). In the process, knots and edges in the system are made visible, relationships and dependencies between the individual elements are examined. For this, the artists relate concepts such as proximity, texture of space and connectivity, creating an installation that not only weaves together recycled materials and found objects but also incorporates various textile techniques and sound recordings.