The International Western – & Company, Guests, or Friends – is a performance collective currently based in London.
We have been working together since 2012, making installation and performance work about what we describe as the technosocial mechanisms of contemporary living – by this, we mean that our work wants to makes visible, inhabitable and concretely perceivable the infrastructure that determines how we live our lives.
So far we have worked with means and modes of communication in the physical sense (telephone lines, light cables, amplification and torch-signalling systems) and in the conceptual sense (alphabets and symbolic codes as well as aesthetic encodings, such as naturalism or abstraction). We are interested in locations, in logistics and in micro-narratives, and these things consistently form the basis of our work.
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