This platform can be seen as an exhibition space that is also a collection, an archive, an artwork, an experiment, a
discussion, or a dialogue. It is a tool for thinking, an occasion to bring together people, practices, concepts,
artworks, and research; different subjects, different fields of activity, and different methodologies.
Linearity’s Modulation is an evolving project. Unlike a conference, a fixed exhibition or a book, it enables the
presentation of evolving thoughts as well as a continuous reading of the world around us. The diagrams change
constantly and grow through contamination, in subjective ways, depending on their author’s interests. In order to
reflect the non-linearity and fluidity of new cognitive architectures, the research evolves in fragments, it changes
shape and direction when it feels the need to do so.
The project’s very form makes it possible to include both analogue and digital practices, theory as well as practice.
Linearity’s Modulation is open to different types of reading: peers can do in-depth, contextualised reading, while
other visitors might have a read out of curiosity, since non-specialists might want to discover or gain knowledge of a
subject. The first will find complete books and research, contextualised references, and material useful for further
research. The latter are invited to follow their intuition, follow the tracks and let the links be their guide as in an
inquiry or treasure hunt.
It’s about emancipation and autonomy in both cases. Linearity’s Modulation advocates the idea that each of us is
able to find links between pieces of information, to appropriate a tool, and to think independently.
Linearity’s Modulation is a tool, a weapon, and a shield.
Linearity’s Modulation is born from an invitation by two gees in eggs, as a prelude to the exhibition Held Together
with Water [htww.space]. The project is led by Roxane Bovet, and its new digital translation is the work of Sacha
This project is supported by Pro Helvetia, through a curatorial research grant awarded in 2017, and a “Close Distance”
assistance grant in 2020.