one gee in fog (ogif) is an independent, experimental and transdisciplinary artist run space including an exhibition space, a library, a residency and an online platform named two gees in eggs (tgie).
founded in 2014 in chêne-bourg (geneva) by artist ceel mogami de haas, opera singer claire michel and editor and researcher lucas cantori, ogif is currently run by a group of artists, curators, writers, publishers and art historians committed to critical thinking, research-based art practices and literature (mainly poetry and sf). our goal is to promote young cultural producers engaging with critical forms of visual art and art-driven theory, as well as with publishing, writing and research by the means of the arts. at present, the project is in charge of lucas cantori, ceel mogami de haas, bénédicte le pimpec, charlotte magnin and camilla paolino.
in short, ogif explores the domains of visual arts and literature, instituting a space where language and writing encounter and integrate art practices. the fertile nexus of these two domains is engendered and investigated via the following triangulation: each exhibition project combines the works of one or more visual artists; a series of publications selected by an invited publishing house and available for consultation in the space; a text (might be an essay, a poem, a fiction…) written by an invited author on the basis of the given curatorial proposition. the program also includes satellite events such as concerts, screenings, radio broadcasts, conferences, workshops and reading groups, questioning the traditional formats of cultural production. moreover, every december ogif brings together several independent publishing houses within “skoob”, an annual encounter around visual culture and contemporary edition, littered with a constellation of book launches, performances, presentations and short-term residencies. skoob is conceived in collaboration with the geneva-based independent publishing house editions clinamen.
skoob is the refrain. all the other events are verses of a four-and-a-half-year long poem which began in 2015 and hasn’t ended yet. here is our poem: http://www.onegeeinfog.com/?section=archive