The Burrow is a pavilion of The Wrong Biennale (Nov 2019 – Mar 2020), envisioning the internet as myriads of intertwining underground tunnels; where places of refuge coincide with the secret bases of those must be hidden from. The show was curated by Aad Björkro and is a sibling of the Very Large Works pavilion by Bjørn Magnhildøen and Zsolt Mesterhazy.
Inspired by aardvarks, who will dig to escape when threatened, and leave their burrows for others to use when relocating. The aardvark reminds us to think with our claws. No one expects us to dig when they force us to move; still in compliance but keeping our place. Then we can tickle the feet of our oppressors as they try to pass.
Emerged in the tunnels we tried to listen to those who must never speak, look for things we have lost and spy on the spies spying on us. For display we gathered relics from our past, expansions of the hidden, connections to the elsewhere and lessons for the future. We are now glad to invite you to see what we have found.
The exhibition consists of 25 individual works by 27 participating artists:
Isabelle Arvers, Johannes Birringer, Brad Brace, Yu Cai, disnovation.org, Ursula Endlicher, Antje Feger, Sophie Fields, Benna Gaean Maris, Fabian Heller, Garrett Lynch IRL, Amelia Marzec, Luis Mercado, Zsolt Mesterhazy, Joseph Moore, Abe Morrison, Stefanie Reling-Burns, ronnie s, Ausín Sáinz, Alan Sondheim, Y Divya Sri, Benjamin Stumpf, Pall Thayer, Juergen Trautwein, Angelika Vardalou, ( ), Almond Yeggs