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Intermittent Territory For Alienated Figures
curated by Katrin Plavcak

Outrageous Look
Brooklyn

2005

 

The exhibition „ intermittent territorry for alienated figures“ is oriented in fictional space and shows enclaves on uncertain terrain. Construction sites which present themselves as real places dissolve into weak forms at the periphery. The maps of these fragile worlds could be characterized as indefinite, with possibilities for admittance - structures with blank spaces that offer sites for participation.

An unsecured terrain grows like the phenomenon of looking for land. The latter can also be seen in a political context, when poor American citizens are driven out of their land in the South by natural disasters or regarding the refugee migration in the North African exclaves Ceuta or Mellila in Marokko.

The Installations of BEN COTTRELL (Berlin) consist of plywood, drilled surfaces, construction materials, wall paintings and cutouts. They develop into seemingly narrative and fantastic landscapes of wood, found materials and paper machee of plaster and paper machee, with uncanny references to theater and horror genres. Their overall appearance also relates to mysterious cartoons and abstract explorations of space.

The characters in HUMBERTO DUQUE‘S (Mexico City) drawings and films appear and slip into different roles and take on ever different forms. In this world there seems to be no fixed reference points; everything is disected into individual pieces. Duque‘s hand-drawn animation films are stories without linear narrative structures. Titles like „Traumscrpt“ or „Pornautique“ are word hybrids which strongly relate to the syntax of language.

JOHANNA KIRSCH (Maastricht) reflects the orientation of her body in time and space, trying to locate the boundaries between her inner reality and the outside world. With her drawings from a scetchbook, notes on buildering - the
climbing in urban space, and a short videoclip, she declares the movement in her vicinity an adventure.
A wooden climbing grip functions as an object and a possibility to changethe perception of space. With the strategies of climbing, Kirsch wants to infiltrate the city scape and define urban landscapes.

KATRIN PLAVCAK (Berlin) is interested in a reverse double image. In her works she wants to create a democratic
simultaneity of image, content and form. In her murals she deals with the themes of migration
and alienation. Trash objects offer mobile units for those willing to migrate in space.

NANCY RADLOFF (New York) demonstrates a variety of protagonists: models of small houses without windows, fence parts and miniture trees in empty parking lots. Her one-way worlds are dark and enigmatic but also function as abstract arrangements.

ESTHER STOCKER's (Vienna) intense preoccupation with grids is the main aspect of her paintings, room installations and murals. In ever-recurring test phases she deals with perception, order, chaos and orientation. Her works long for a spectator who is engaged in an active way of seeing. In her abstract forms, language does not deal with a reduction of contents, but with the mutual relation of the signs at stake.

 

   


Nancy Radloff


Stocker, Radloff


Stocker, Radloff


Nancy Radloff


Kirsch, Duque, Stocker


Johanna Kirsch


Johanna Kirsch


Plavcak, Duque, Kirsch


Plavcak, Duque


Humberto Duque


Ben Cotrell


Ben Cotrell


Cotrell, Plavcak


Humberto Duque


Humberto Duque


Humberto Duque

 

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