The artists and architects for Group XLVI (April – September 2018) are Gerry Bibby, Aleksandra Domanovic, and Noemi Polo.
Berlin-based artist Gerry Bibby is interested in the literary spaces that surround frontier imaginations, and their implications and translations in real space. Using the duration of the MAK residency as material, he will investigate the potential of writing in relation to Los Angeles’ pioneering history, and its fiction-making present, through the lens of an important local science fiction writer’s archive.
Berlin-based artist Aleksandra Domanović’s research has recently led her to the UC Davis campus where she has recorded experiments with genetically edited cattle. She is using a science fiction lens to create a new speculative, non-documentary video about Spotigy and Buri, two bulls genetically modified to grow no horns.
Vienna-based Noemi Polo operates as Amore Agency in the fields of architecture and creative direction in Europe. Her interests include the Fake, the Archaic, the Internet and the Kardashians. Throughout her residency, Polo is venturing into a fictional archaeological treasure hunt in the City of the Angels, relating ornaments and spaces of the public realm with the ones of the entertainment domain and exploring the aesthetic identity of the city’s monuments and the aesthetic beliefs of its citizens.