Felix RIEMANN ＋
Marco Ter Har ROMENY ＋
Alisa GRIFO ＋
Guillaume CHUARD ＋
Nicolas CHUARD ＋
Nikolaus PERNECZKY ＋
凌明 Ming LIN
物流情況 SHIPPING STATUS:
The invitation of artist and fellow distributor Ghislaine LEUNG provides the opportunity to present the extended distribution activities of the Light Logistics program, with a brief advertorial for attending publication 『CATALOGUE』, and serves as the meeting point for dispatch HQL-267
LEUNG’s exhibition “CONSTITUTION” at Chisenhale Gallery puts forth a form of institutional critique that invokes the rewiring or transgressing of the physical parameters of the institutional space—re-channeling elements such as time, energy, and attention towards alternate or unintended routes. In this context, Leung’s “CONSTITUTION” generously reassigns valuable resources of “space” and “attention”, allowing for courier and LIGHT LOGISTICS courier Ms. LIN to make a bid for Display Distribute’s crowd-sourced independent publishing distribution project in the form of an advertorial and site of live distribution.
An advertorial is paid content placed within an allegedly neutral or objective publication. It typically appears indistinct from the rest of the content and yet often its tone betrays it. But, given the predicament of most publications these days, might we say that everyone is pushing their own interests in one way or another? Why not make these aims transparent?
Travelling from Hong Kong to London in order to attend the last segment of the Feral Business Research Network in Bristol, which concluded with a public-facing three-day “Festival of Radical Administration,” courier Ms. LIN was particularly incited to think further about what it means to consider the minutiae of everyday administration (e-mails, Wechat correspondence, etc) as inextricably embedded in art practice, and whether eliding the distinction between what we do for “work” and our “creative” output can constitute a radical act. It seems that the longer that we reify binaries that maintain “art” as a neutral category, absolved from the more insidious process that surround it, the longer we sustain a world in which much of the real work that we do is considered “worthless” and we are forced to walk around as detached and fragmented individuals.
The advertorial and distribution act at Chisenhale is an attempt to render the work transparent. The useless, meaningless, and boring are not in this case a representation, but a true advent of the network at play—as was proven by the passing over of dispatch HQL-267 to the receiver, who received the package via audience members’ movements at the event’s end.
Dispatch HQL-267 arrival in London
Greetings from courier Ms. LIN:「Hallo from layover in Moscow」
In the mood for her 12 February departure for London, courier Ms. LIN picks up dispatch HQL-267 while sitting at the bar counter of British chain M&S in Hong Kong's Central District