SECRET DUNGEON, is pleased to present The Initiative of the Mouths, a solo exhibition of Anouchka Oler’s recent work curated by Sophie Lvoff. On view Saturdays 12-6pm and by appointment through May 28.


Anouchka Oler (b. 1988, France, lives and works Belgium) brings together sculpture, writing, and performance within videos in which the narratives often focus on the encounter between the created characters and a disruptive material environment. Oler holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Recent solo and two-person shows include Out of Place Artefacts, Galería Javier Silva, Valladolid (SP) with Amélie Bouvier (2016); Thingness? at Cooper Gallery (UK); and Irma, Wisconsin, Present Works in Milwaukee (2015). Oler also co-runs feeelings together with Camille Gérenton in Brussels. Feeelings is a fluid space between a boutique and an artist-run-space.

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Being carefree to being careless and speaking to yourself.
Being paranoid, seeing double for being many.
One listens and one vomits words. She exposes what her tongue does when she touches the other side of their skins.

“There is a certain disjunction between eating and speaking-still more, despite appearances, between eating and writing: no doubt it is easier to eat while writing than to eat while speaking, but writing transforms words into things capable of rivalling food. Disjunction between content and expression. To speak, and especially to write, is to fast.”
-Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Toward A Minor Literature

Roll on the consonants and swallow the words to birth a suspicious and dubious subjectivity.

To speak is to contaminate. To deploy a strategy of the query is to put forward uncertainty rather than being sure being con dent being right. Being paranoid, hyperactive, single, depressed and half-skilled. When mouths multiply, they cultivate different fields.

Start Date

April 23, 2017

End Date

April 23, 2017


07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


236 Moore Street, Storage Unit #48

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