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
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
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.