Gabriele Beveridge | Joshua Bilton | Matthew La Croix | Darius Lambert | Agata Madejska | Chloe Ostmo
Even today, it has not been bought and sold: there is still nothing that surpasses Fourier’s projected state of absolute Harmony.
-Lars Bang Larsen
jotta presents 810 Senses, a group exhibition that sources impetus from the oeuvre of the progressive French philosopher, François Marie Charles Fourier (1772-1837). A radical unconventionalist and a staunchly eccentric character, Fourier's writings delve into an imagined Utopian vision of the world as a place composed of, and regulated by, our passions and pleasures. In Fourier’s theories of Harmony, society becomes self-ordering through personal hedonism and communal gratification explored within the remits of 810 senses, all of which are seeking to be uniquely satisfied.
The artworks on display echo and respond to Fourier's various speculations; reflecting mystical, provocative, and erogenous notions, whilst challenging the Utopian ideal through addressing the symbolic status of the monument, illuminating operational collectivity within a historical context.
Fourier’s theories offer an analogy for artistic impulse; an organisation of material and ephemeral desires, objects and images, building worlds of infinite possibilities within the curated space.
Address: boc Design (Chelsea) Ltd | 46 Queensgate Terrace | London | SW7 5PJ
Event date: Friday the 9th of September 2011
Open to public: Saturday 10th of September 2011 | 12-6pm
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