Carsten Becker, Ekaterina Burlyga, Lukas Glinkowski, Marianna Ignataki, Simon Mullan, Sonja Ofen, Ena Oppenheimer, Marco Schmitt
Curated by Carsten Becker & Stephan Klee
Heit, Eichendorffstr. 5, 10115 Berlin
Nov 23 – Dez 1, 2019
The first room in the foundation of an Berliner Altbau becomes a sparkling psychedelic radio jungle: a kitschy jaguar and a police dog guard a self-made treasure, the working pulse of a big-city cowboy pulsates, a waterfall gets rid of coded messages and a piece of black tiled wall makes urban disinfection possible, at least on one surface.
The second room then drifts more into darkness: the visitors encounter obscure mask heads made of brunette and synthetic hair plaits; German Landser groom the wet horse manes and amorphous volumes appear on light canvases, which change from a very deep anthracite to a brilliant white.
It is clear that rather sub-rational spaces are opened here. Once detached from logic and direct translatability, associations, memories and dream sequences come to the fore, which has always been the main field of art. The exhibition addresses inscriptions into the bodies and character of the people, which they may not be fully aware of. But with the right perceptive trigger, these inscriptions create sound inside the people. According to genealogy, for example, the experiences of our ancestors inscribe themselves into our stem cells over at least four generations.
Past nor Present