Stout Studio and multi-disciplinary artist Kate Tiernan present An Exercise in Vulnerability - a new interactive installation, which explores technology’s effect on human relationships.
'Most people believe that vulnerability is weakness, but really vulnerability is courage’ Brene Brown
Today, digital platforms and personal devices have created a paradox. Although they facilitate greater connectedness, the quality of those connections is arguably deteriorating.
An Exercise in Vulnerability confronts this paradox. Using Stout’s expertise in real-time generated motion graphics and Tiernan’s textual, sculptural and performative practice, the collaborators have created an interactive interview lab like no other.
In an era that is becoming increasingly virtual, Stout and Tiernan have created An Exercise in Vulnerability in order to bring people together in the real world and build more tangible connections between them.
IT'S CURTAINS FOR YOU
Arnolfini, (Stage) Working Title - 2017
Collaboration between artist Kate Tiernan and set designer Chloe Lamford.
Platform Southwark - 2017
In exploring sites of display the objects presented can be suggestive of a historical, archival or staged narrative of virtue and its status. The voice of civic virtue in the west has historically been heard hierarchically within politics, religion and economics. Neoliberalism, religious instability and political uncertainty suggest the ideologies we’ve lived under are flawed, offering space for an alternative model to emerge.
Socrates highlights courage as a virtue that is derived from what one learns from a city. This distinguishes spiritual virtue, which is mandated by a higher being, from civic virtue, which follows the laws and customs of a city. Aristotle holds that humans must individually know about virtues before they can hope to better the community as a collective.