A touch is always a moment in which our personal history becomes superimposed with existing social and political conditions. The Circles
exhibition, curated by Thomas Elsen, inquires into the tangibility of the photographic image and its ability to overlay stories and contexts.The artists of pilote contemporary
(Betty Böhm, Selket Chlupka, Dana Engfer, Catherine Rose Evans & Piotr Pietrus, Kathrin Ganser, Carla Mercedes Hihn & Sadith Silvano, Stefan Klein, Claire Laude, Sarah Strassmann, Attilio Tono) have been working as a collective since 2016; a ‘polyphonic juxtaposition’ forms the core of their artistic practice. Together with rotating curators and other artists, they function as a site-specific team with a common thematic focus.
In addition to conceptual considerations, pilote contemporary also emphasizes the sensual quality of their work. In response to the leitmotif of EMOP Berlin 2023, Circles brings together original photographs as well as those circulating in the media to engage in a dialogue with moving images, sound, sculptural elements and performative staging.