Kunstverein Leipzig (DE)
08.11.2017 - 10.12.2017

Diana Policarpo - Dissonant Counterpoint, 2017














Installation view.



Dissonant Counterpoint, 2017
9-Channel Sound Installation


Two Movements: Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet (Beyer, 1938) + The Spheres (Policarpo, 2017)
Electroacoustic composition for 4 multi-channels
Duration:  21''20 (loop)
Composition:  Johanna Beyer, Diana Policarpo
Bass Clarinet: Emmy Beber
Mixing + Mastering: Brendan Feeney

Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet 
I. Total Eclipse
II. To Be
III. Universal-Local
Duration: 8''10 (loop)
LED Board (Poems)

From Leipzig to the Bronx (Letters), 2017 + Status Quo/Music of the Spheres' Opera Typescript, 1938
Sound Sculptures (5x) for 5 multi-channels
Applied Materials: plexiglass,cable,speakers,wire;
Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 82 cm
Duration: 12''54 (loop)
Spoken Word: Emmy Beber

Curated by Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz

Publication by Gloria Glitzer (Edition of 250)
Photograph© 2017 Casper Saenger

Publication available upon request.


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Photograph© Gloria Glitzä



The Fiction of the Fix, Tenderpixel Gallery, London (UK)
10th June 2017

Diana Policarpo - Sonic Cleansing Ritual, 2017










Sonic Cleansing Ritual (2017) + Reading of Baubo (2017)

Mixed Media
Dimensions variable
Live Performance w/ Marina Elderton (electric guitar) 
Duration: 20' 

Curated by Brenda Guesnet

Courtesy of Tenderpixel Gallery, London (UK)
Photography by Manuela Barczewski and Catinca Malaimare


(...) As loving subjects, we tell ourselves sacrificial stories all the time: we are nowhere gathered together (3), and scramble to make sense of subtle gestures, decipher what’s behind late night text messages, and decode the rhythms of affection. The methods are diverse: find a fictional character that’s going through exactly the same thing, sing along to the pop song that just gets you, or carefully study astrological compatibility charts. When it comes to attracting the object of desire, we attempt to conjure our own magic: wear perfume, keep little secrets, create an air of mystery. These words and gestures are borrowed, as we have been repeating the same myths for centuries. And yet, they feel unique, giving us the precise affirmation we need for our solitary devotion. Like a pharmakon, these carefully measured rituals offer the momentary fix of being in control, while simultaneously exposing our fundamental dependence on such supplements.
‘The fiction of the fix’ brings together artists that share a concern with the rituals of the everyday, and how language, voice, and myth can become physical in their potency to attract. The works unabashedly devote themselves to a cause we can’t quite put our fingers on, allowing us to project our own obsessions. As they straddle the common and the supernatural, we are invited to give into superstition, exaggeration, and the cliché: discover the antidote in your own kitchen, and break the curse with your own two hands. 





Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa (PT)
15.05.2017 - 28.07.2017

Diana Policarpo - Panacea, 2017













Diana Policarpo

Panacea, 2017

6-Channel Sound Installation
Site-Specific

Applied materials:
Speakers, sub-woofer, audio cable

Duration: 10'32'' (loop)

Curated by João Laia

Courtesy of Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon (PT)


We are experiencing a critical period of change. Below the surface, tectonic forces have intensified unforeseeably, questioning previously stable contours of reality. Life is being defined by a sweeping notion of crisis which underlines the multilayered social embeddedness of ecology, economy, politics, representation and science. We are left to inhabit an interstice of fluid boundaries and to witness the friction of opposing movements and different perceptions of space and time; a transitional moment of hybrid conditions and arrangements in which new entities are taking shape. The word morphogenesis describes the development process of an organism’s form. It is a concept originally found in biology which here signals the current moment of transition. 
This exhibition focuses on ideas such as transformation and difference, analysing the present and speculating about the future by looking at how change is affecting our notion of what life is and what it might become. The selection of artists included analyses how affect, capital, images, language, objects and systems are being constituted and transformed while circulating. Their combined investigations create a polyphonic map embracing the complexities and paradoxes of our current condition. J.L