"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.