at the lab
Exhibition: Liquid Entities
Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox

16 November – 24 December 2019

Beneath us she resides, a giant fish that carries the world
Your feet on her back
The river in her, and her body in the forgotten river
Do you feel the river under your skin?
A never stopping stream
Without a moment of stillness or silence
Where does it come from? Where will it go?
They call the river Al-Seil and they used to call the fish Bahamut
She is so immense and radiant.  One cannot bear her sight
All the seas of the world, placed in one of her nostrils, would seem like a mustard seed laid in the driest land
The sun touches her skin
They say a bed of sand stretches on top of Bahamut
Upon it stands a bull called Kuyootà
on its forehead rests a crag of ruby
on the crag there is water, on the water floats the earth

Bahamut rests on airless wind
the wind remains on mist
What lies beneath the mist is never ending darkness
A vast blackness that inhabits nothing but holes for possible futures.

The exhibition Liquid Entities is realised as an environment that mingles fathomless fauna, floods and fictions connected to the city and its voices. Through video, text, sound and found material, the work simulates the life of a buried river, the womb of a fish and imaginations for the future.

Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox's work focuses on collective imagining, as a practice to engage with the human condition within political and social systems. Through using new media technologies the artist duo builds spheres based on speculative futures and fictions. How can collective imagining be attained while collapsing narratives and geographies?