Confusion of Tongues studies visual rhetoric and image production of western neoliberal protagonists, seeking to shift the course of their validation, in a place where images constitute reality.
In the lecture hall a blue felt tip scratches indexes into a whiteboard. Producing content for social feeds where anthroposophic sense-making innovates nostalgic pop. Somewhere on the borders of Europe, fierce man pose in lush landscapes. Captured by high-tech surveillance on a selfie stick. How do these odd occurrences inform interests of language between (non)human performer and user?
The artist-affiliation, consisting of Benedikt Weishaupt (Be, DE) and Marthe Prins (Ams, NL), mediates design-research through performance, exhibition and text.
Over the last 5 years CoT has –among other things— digested the rhetorics of privatised border security, of an unearthly linguistic PA singing songs to ‘semio-capital’, of quantified-spiritualised individual labour and of the ‘indexing graphic’ as key figure in the rise of something we came to call sophio-fascism.