Based in Athens.
DETACH is a collective of two artists and curators – Voltnoi and Quetempo – created in 2015 with the aim of exploring the different typological practices that shape our daily lives. The duo’s artistic practice features a research-heavy approach that employs text, sound, moving images, and creative gestures percolating within pop (sub-)culture as tools to critique varying socio‑economic structures. By utilising a multimedia approach in their practice, DETACH’s members are able to articulate their ideas in a variety of ways ranging across festivals, conferences, and cinema performances.
For AB7, DETACH has been commissioned to present Invisible Futures, an audiovisual installation in collaboration with writer and scholar Louis Chude Sokei and sound artist KMRU, a.k.a Joseph Kamaru. Invisible Futures encompasses an original text by Sokei, a music composition by KMRU, and a new video piece created by DETACH. The multimodal components that comprise Invisible Futures will yield a multisensory experience that will invite the viewer to question, contemplate, and ruminate on the discriminatory systems shaping our society. By bringing these concerns to the fore, DETACH seeks to expand the discourse in the public sphere around issues of class, race, and gender.
Invisible Futures, 2021
Two-channel synchronised HD video with sound, 10’
Courtesy of the artists
Commissioned and produced by the Athens Biennale