Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitiques review
In the world of enterprise, outsourcing delegates tasks that are no longer seen as profitable, or no longer core to a company's business, to an exterior contractor. Outsourcing enables a company to concentrate elsewhere, by diffusing risks, investments and costs to others. The recent economic collapse has necessitated ‘backsourcing’, when previously outsourced processes have had to be reappropriated.
Backsourcing: invites us to view artistic activity as a space of outsourced political, social, aesthetic and economic experimentation, a space where values have been developed and now need to be reappropriated.
Backsourcing: is one of the two screening programs in Video Lounge, an exhibition organized by Ronny Heiremans & Katleen in CEAC, Xiamen.