Unfinished State starts from a novel with holes bored through its plot. Narratives of city-branding and surges of global capital have caused waves of real estate development in Berlin and Beirut, two cities that were spatially divided by conflict and have been under reconstruction for over 25 years.
Caitlin Berrigan’s exhibition, performances and forthcoming artist’s book stray from these narratives into a shadow landscape of unfinished and vacant structures that remain suspended in a state of incompletion—fixed on the brink of a possible future. Through speculative fiction and ludic dialogue, Unfinished State questions how uncertainty manifests in time through architecture, prismatic landscapes, capitalist flows and shifting social terrains.
Festival insight by Philippe Rives