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CURATOR'S NOTES

From a dispute over bland crime television to space-time inconsistencies, the theme of behaviours – whether of people, animals, things or properties – slots into the theme of territories and expands the field of research into which CADE has strayed. Once the boundaries of territory have begun to warp, the behaviours visible within these contestable spaces begin to adapt; power struggles (Eris) ensue, new strategies for survival and exploitation emerge at all times registering upon banal, everyday scenes in a new tenor.

In his various travels about the borough, (Southwark in this instance,) CADE crosses into various zones patrolled by agents going about their ordinary existence as though it were a cause for suspicion. A minor instance, a pub quiz, becomes a situation in which violent tendencies break out, or from which agents seek to break out by violent means. Everyday routines suggest sadistic rituals, escape becomes a legitimate means of transportation. Anywhere but here. Telephone boxes ring unanswered, the call box a way out of or into an oblique private drama. It’s not for you. It’s not for nobody.

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