|On Thursday 9 November, Nikolaus Gansterer and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll will do a Translecture performance, at IKON
Gallery, in Birmingham and on Friday 10 November, at 7pm, at ACF London. Both performances will be acoustically supported
by musician Christopher Haworth. The Restitution of Complexity is a new performance by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll & Nikolaus
Gansterer of live drawing, storytelling and sound that explores the body as archive. Improvising a state of constantly becoming
something else, in collaboration, Carroll and Gansterer show the unconscious archives of Austria’s Stockholm Syndrome about
its brief colony in Mexico, which ended with the assassination of Maximillian. A live video feed turns the sculptural accumulations
that trace a delirious ficto-criticism into two dimensional projections.There are cameo appearances by Freud in Mexico, dreaming
the demise of the empire. The Restitution of Complexity is based on a book about the return of the many complex agents who
make up history, a history of humans’ relationships to objects and their restitution after conquest. Curated by Sally Golding
(Unconscious Archives / OtherFilm) in the framework of the exhibition "Emotion + the Tech (no) body". The ACF London presents
a programme of events, projects and exhibitions across the fields of digital, electronic and sound arts and experimental film.
Austrian artists have been pioneers in digital arts for decades and this autumn exhibition "Emotion + the Tech (no) Body"
considers our cultural and emotional attachment to data and the relationship of our bodies to technology.