Temporary entities in a world of flux
Dec 5 – Dec 19 2023
Nothing in the world is eternal, everything is subject to change – the „flow of materials”, as Deleuze and Guattari call it. Whenever we encounter matter, „it is matter in movement, in flux, in variation.”1
Nevertheless, people try to fix forms. They create „built environments” – illusions of stability and eternity. But these are also in flux and the components will later become part of other objects and bodies – part of the one stream of life, as Emanuele Coccia describes it in his book „Metamorphoses”.2
For the opening of the exhibition, this primal principle will be translated into space with a performative installation together with Hilla Steinert: Parts are taken out of a lump of clay and formed into bodies / vessels. These clay bodies – which have deliberately not been fired or fixed – are temporary entities.3
Visitors are invited to choose one of these objects and take a sip from it. For a short time, the vessel holds its shape, then it disappears. With „THINGS LEAK“4, a part of the whole separates for a certain amount of time before returning to the whole.
The animated chalk drawing „Stardust“ (2019) opens up a view of the flow of matter that has controlled the vitality of the world since the Big Bang.
Another element of the exhibition is the soundtrack „Engine of Duality” (Speakers: Christopher Barber and Simona Koch, 2022), which refers to the world of duality – the world in whose field of tension we find ourselves.
Opening hours during the exhibition:
Friday from 5 – 9pm
…or by any appointment!
With the kind support of: