Current Whitney Museum ISP studio fellow Michael Poetschko presents Zona, an ongoing narrative, multi-channel video project at Open Source Gallery.
Presented as a multi-channel video installation, Zona is an experimental project taking multiple forms including research, video, sound and text. The project will be presented in stages of development throughout the three weeks of the exhibition, during which time Poetschko will continue editing and screening iterations of the work. Taking the form of a cinematic essay, the story follows a photographer and a young philosophy student in their searching movements between the fractures and folds in the space-time fabric of the city – between promises and possibilities, accesses and exclusions, images and words. Within this setting, Poetschko builds stories, places, and characters to map out an “urban contact zone” and explores the precarity and porosity of this space as a an immanent part of the city, our bodies and desires.