Can institutions be indeterminate nowadays, or in other words perceptively ambiguous? How do institutions perform themselves, in relation to art works, artists, publics, places and questions? Can an institution learn from an artwork? Can it actually be an artwork?
FormContent responds with:
The falling of the books…a subjective reading of “It’s moving from I to It”– The Library. It comprises an archive of documents, references and materials collected from the various contributors throughout the programme. Conceived as a repository of materials that inform the thinking, the vision and language of an institution, The falling of the books is structured through five sections open to other institutions to add materials and exchange content. How am I talking? one of the formulated sections explores FormContent’s use of fiction, the types of language in place for an institution and the impact of the applied narrative on the works and their distribution.
The falling of the books has been framed in dialogue with Beirut and develops out of a mixture of diverse materials (Youtube clips, books, articles etc.) alongside with works by Åbäke, Goldin+Senneby, Oliver Laric, Pilvi Takala, Harald Thys and Jos De Gruyter. The materials have been suggested by the various contributors to the programme of FormContent, Kunsthalle Lissabon and Beirut. The falling of the books… is in-progress, temporary, growing, evolving and in-use.