ReTramp Gallery, Berlin
with works by Luis Arnias, Sophie Macpherson and Stephanie Mann
Create a place for yourself, by yourself. How does it feel? What does it look like? How does it smell? Lean into boredom. Thoughts float. Time passes. There’s a certain quality in being alone, retreating from the world. Neoliberalism teaches mindfulness and meditation just for the sake of increasing productivity, being up and ready again, to be present and to present yourself.
JOMO is about not caring. It’s about joyfully missing out. It’s about returning to oneself, to a place of freedom, curiosity and playfulness, to explore and create objects, movement, narration, and subjectivity. JOMO is the new FOMO.
Luis Arnias (Boston/US) is a filmmaker from Venezuela who currently lives and works in Boston, MA. In 2009, he completed the diploma program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Sophie Macpherson (Glasgow/UK, Berlin/DE) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art MFA in 2013. Recent projects include: Artist in Residence for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop; 'Linking, Linking Arms', The Bothy at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; 'WADE IN – WADE IN – WADE IN' Eastern Edge Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada; 'IMAGE MIRAGE IAMAGE' Moana, Perth, Australia.
Stephanie Mann (Edinburgh/UK), makes films, live events, objects and drawings. Her practice often draws on personal records to investigate subtle communications informing our notions of identity.