Episōdoa momentary inhabitation of time

Episōdo 10 Interstitium

-The Penultimate Episōdo with video presentations by artists


We started our journey with the Yokohama Triennale 2020 with an almost untranslatable Bengali word — antashira, suggestive of a flow of energy within and between lives. A flow that shapes life in all its extensibility. We had conjectured that the world needs to draw sustenance, inspiration, and strength from within varied antashira, our intrinsic-pervasive forces, that flow between all of us as we re-fashion relationships between the microcosm of singular lives, the connected life of the planet, and the macrocosm of that-which-is-beyond-our-planet.


Today, the word ‘bubble’ is a name given to passages connecting routes and landing points; it is no longer a marker only of an exclusionary zone. Words and world alter, in new relationships with each other. A mere three years ago, researchers had found a new organ, a layer of dense, fluid-filled compartments they termed the ‘interstitium’, and which they said was ‘hiding in plain sight’. We are slowly drifting into a recognition of being within fluid and spectral continuums.


In this penultimate Episōdo of the Triennale, we ease into a gap, inaccessible in many ways, between art and its artists. What is that energy that flows between a discrete moment of a work and the sentient presence of an artist? What is that ‘zone’ of continuum, that interstitium, that brings a work amidst us? We chase 13 artists to sense this.


And along with that, we will be in another chase: the chase of a scent with the Discursive Justice ensemble, who over the last year and a half have gathered a stream of protagonists to explode those perpetual spells of rain and drought called discourse and justice.


Furthermore: we know that many have wanted to see the time-based works being shown in the exhibition, so we will begin this Episōdo with screenings of artists’ films.
Raqs Media Collective
Short video works commissioned for Yokohama Triennale 2020 on view from October 5 onwards.
Anton VIDOKLE, Renu SAVANT, Marianne FAHMY, Russ LIGTAS, Max DE ESTEBAN, Make or Break, Rosa BARBA, SARKER Protick, Oscar SANTILLAN, Nilbar GÜREŞ, KAWAKUBO Yoi, Ivana FRANKE, Ali VAN
Online Film Screening
October 6 (18:00 JST)-October 11 (23:59 JST)
Webinar “Chasing the Scent”
October 9 (17:00-20:00 JST)
Protagonists: HASHIMOTO Shino, Sumayya VALLY, Ahmed & Rashid BIN SHABIB, Hala ALI, Christian NYAMPETA
October 10 (03:00-05:05 JST)
Protagonists: RADIO TROPIEZO, Dineo Seshee BOPAPE
October 10 (17:00-21:00 JST)
Protagonists: Dineo Seshee BOPAPE, Grace SAMBOH, Amiya NAGPAL, Abhishek HAZRA, Mark CHUNG, Santhosh S
▷Please go to the following link for the details:

  • Ali VAN

    A forest clears for northern oak A breath lives floating far 00:12:42

    © ali van 2020

  • Anton VIDOKLE
    The God-Building Theory

    © Anton Vidokle.
    Produced by ASAKUSA Featuring Akiyoshi Nita and Rie Sakai Institute of the Cosmos:

  • Renu SAVANT
    My Ecosystem

    Video & Voice by Renu Savant
    Sound post production: Ved Chandra Madesia
    Fox Mask courtesy Sachin Gavankar and Family

    *This work is currently not available for view.

  • Marianne FAHMY
    Fragments of myth, fabulation and what may come

  • Russ LIGTAS
    planet blue: epilogue

    Max de Esteban on Contemporary Infrastructures

  • Make or Break
    Some actions with people on bridges

    Make or Break and project participants, with thanks.

  • SARKER Protick
    O great life! / হে মহাজীবন


  • Nilbar GÜREŞ
    Unknown Sports

    Photo Credits: Ozge Ozguner & Meryem Guldurdak (2008)
    Dance Performance: Yaz Sara Ersoy
    Camera and Editing: Reha Arcan
    © Nilbar Gures 2020

    The Epilogue

    Written and filmed by Yoi Kawakubo

  • Rosa BARBA
    Bending organizations

    ©Rosa Barba 2020

  • Ivana FRANKE
    Resonance of the Unforeseen

    © Ivana Franke