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Revolting Spines and Shivering Chains

Romily Alice Walden, Bini Adamczak, Rüzgâr Buşki, Jesse Darling, Julia Lübbecke, Laura Fong Prosper

23 Sep–14 Nov 21

And in the end they drive me
– p… shh! oh locally –
into a diagnosis
or two or three.
Wrapped up in numbers and letters
thrown in othered space.

Eliah Lüthi


Bodies that care, bodies that are cared for. Trapped in structural dependencies, we hover in limbo in airless space with our technological armour and prostheses. We breathe concentrated oxygen until our breath rattles and our lungs burn.

Revolting Spines and Shivering Chains investigates embodied forms of resistance against social norms that judge and hierarchise bodies. How are dominant notions of health and care put into question? Might it be possible to establish a radical care for oneself and each other that withdraws from the logic of prevailing values, and that does not only serve to reproduce the labour force?

Our bodily fluids are transformed into gravitational waves. They build and build, creating a shared force which breaks on intergalactic shores, generating new worlds.

Revolting Spines and Shivering Chains is the fourth part of the exhibition series MY WORKING WILL BE THE WORK. on self/care, labour and solidarity curated by Linnéa Meiners and Jorinde Splettstößer.

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CURATORS ​Jorinde Splettstößer und Linnéa Meiners
PR Helen-Sophie Mayr
PROJECT ASSISTANCE Natalie Dürr, Dani Hasrouni
INSTALLATION TEAM Carlos Busquets, Danilo Cozzi, Maita Gasic, Johann Hackspiel, Felipe Monroy
TRANSLATIONS Benjamin Busch, Sonja Horung
GALLERY SUPERVISION Ferdinand Gieschke, Ercan Turuc


The curators would like to thank the team of Galerie im Turm and of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: Stéphane Bauer, Sofía Pfister, Serkan Sevincli, Josef Stöhr as well as the gallery’s supervision team.

With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: Multi-sector Funding, Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries and Fund Exhibition fees for visual artists.

Galerie im Turm is a facility of the district office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.