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Installation for the Off Biennale Dakar, 5th Mai – 21st May 2018, Senegal

series of 5 oversize T-shirts, cotton, à 250 x 240 cm

 

The installation consists in a series of T-shirts with imprints of modified logos of 5 representatively chosen concerns, who exploit West Africa and exemplarily stand for repressive neocolonialism. The names of the companies are replaced in the logos by individual syllables of the term “joke-relationship”. In West Africa this humorous kind of elocution is deemed as a universal codex and as well as a mechanism to arbitrate, to coexist peacefully across boundaries of clans or religions, but also between individuals. Applied on the relationship of West Africans to such companies, the term evolves scathing sarcasm, which also reflects on the history of the exhibition space Relais de l’Espadon on the Île de Gorée.

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steam

Semi-permanent mural for the art-festival IM ZENTRUM, Jeseníky 28th and 29th September 2018, Czech Republic,

Directors: Dr. Serafine Lindemann, Dr.  Zdeňka Morávková, Lukáš Morávek, Verena Nolte

More information at www.imzentrum.eu

 

On the wall under an arcade of the abandoned railway station of Vidnava a 60m mural is going to be realised in graffiti technique. Thematically the genius loci is hyperbolized by the nostalgic and at the same time contemporary design of locomotive steam.

Without the locomotive itself, the steam as a solitary image becomes metaphoric.

Also the design of the steam is hyperbolized by dramatising it like a pyroclastic flow. Pyroclastic flows occur with avalanches,

eruptions of volcanos and big explosions.

bushaltestelle

finally the last painting of the series “displaced” is finished!

acrylic/ steel mesh, 101 x 204 cm

linear

GÆG Performance concluded in October 2017

The artists have drawn a rectangle over 600 km with a 4 meter pen into the map of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. It took three weeks and several photographic works are an outcome – a video work is in production. On the website www.linear2017.org the performance was documented in real-time. Now the page shows a video trailer and some statements about the project.

Curator: Christian Schoen

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