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THE MEASURE OF DISORDER

Single channel full HD video played forward and reverse, colour, sound, 41 min, 2018

Developed with the support of the Flemish Community and ARGOS Centre for Art and Media.

"For her new two-channel video- and sound installation, Teresa Cos  follows the trail of the Austrian scientist

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906), who is know for his ground-breaking findings about the phenomenon of entropy,

but also for his tragic suicide in the village of Duino, not far from the Adriatic town of Trieste (the region where also

Cos grew up).

 

At the exhibition, the artist makes a non-linear reconstruction of Boltzmann’s last journey from Vienna to the “Austrian Riviera”, crossing the Alps and the territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the turn of the twentieth century.

The images are presented to the tune of an evocative soundtrack, which includes digitally distorted voices.

 

Playing with the conventions of cinema, Cos mixes personal anecdotes with ‘grand’ socio-political movements.

Thus The Measure of Disorder offers a reflection on the human perception of the concept of time, memory and

on the (ir)reversibility of things happening" - Ive Stevenheydens, curator at Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels.

 

 

The link to watch the full film is available upon request.

Film stills and Installation views at Argos, Centre for Art and Media.