Schief und Vergänglich
Schief und Vergänglich (Crooked and Transient) was the title of my solo show at SomoS Arts Gallery, (Berlin, Germany) in January 2023. The exhibit showcased time specific work that came into being during my artist residency at SomoS in 2022-23. Made with cardboard found in local supermarkets and/or brought in by neighbors, interns and other artists, the sculptures echoed impressions of my daily walks through Berlin. Memories of colors, street furniture, city blocks, people... they all made it into these pieces.
Through these sculptures I continued my investigation of temporary and perishable work, its value and place in the art world.
For the opening of Schief und Vergänglich, I invited dancer Anna Deborah Disse to collaborate and engage in a conversation with the work through movement.
At the end of the exhibit fellow residents curator Yeni Ma, the painter Radomir Milovic and myself deconstructed, cut up and retired the pieces into recycling bins. The painter Emilia Jechna and residency director Paulus Fugers filmed the process.