Sunday, 10. September 2017

Exhibition with different performative settings and healings of post-/colonial amnesia, Corner College Zurich, 10 September – 8 October 2017


The Swiss Psychotropic Gold Refining project fabulates about commodity trading and the refining of gold. Narratives on violence, on access to black bodies, on derivative enrichment, on psychotropic energies and on reciprocal debts molecularise on the shiny, gently protective metal. Calvinist gold is never shown publicly. It undergoes continuous cycles of purification and refinement, processes of repeated melting (jewellery). This also makes gold a suitable means of erasing or anonymising any traces of violence and of suspending the “healing” of post/colonial amnesia.

Opening: Sunday, 10 September 2017, 18h–20h
DJ Fred Hystère and Nina Bandi (molecular listening session), Martina Buzzi (golden acupuncture/charming the ghost points) and Gabriel Flückiger (meditation on pure gold)
Thursday, 14 September 2017, 18h–20h: Workshop trans-shine with Gabriel Flückiger, 20h Conversation between Rohit Jain and knowbotiq: Swiss Psychotropic Gold and latent archives (in German)

Further documentation: http://knowbotiq.net/psygold/