VIVIAN ZIHERL760 Years of Natural: Between a Lion and the Deep Blue Sea
In “The Fourfold Articulation” Vivian Ziherl advanced a crystallography of the modern value form, based upon a re-evaluation of the temporal and territorial locatedness of so-called “primitive accumulation.” What moved into apprehension was a cost-offset matrix of the following fourfold categories: “the natural / the female / the racial / the prior”. Expanding on this research, Ziherl discusses the mercurial re/production of “the natural” in particular considering the tactics of emergence of Natural Law over the long durée, as well as work undertaken within the frame of art and research foundation Frontier Imaginaries and considering its edition Trade Markings with the Van Abbemuseum.
Vivian Ziherl is a Curator, critic, and PhD Candidate at Monash University. In 2015 she established the art and research foundation Frontier Imaginaries. This initiative has staged editions in Brisbane (Australia) with the Institute of Modern Art, QUT Art Museum and the Australian Cinémathèque, in Jerusalem (Palestine) with Al Ma’mal Foundation and the 3rd Qalandiya International, in New York City with e-flux and Columbia University, and on Minjerriba (Quandamooka Country) with the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum.