“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach. I wanted to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
Henry David Thoreau. Walden. 1854
In relation to the work of Thoreau, Mit Borrás, curates an exhibition together with a distrustful generation of artists and proposes a reconsideration of the foundations of a society and an imposed model. Resist / Restart talks about renunciation as a dignified action and could be interpreted as a reflection on disobedience against dynamic events. The five artists walk between the analysis and rejection of old socio-cultural paradigms, such as efficiency, welfare, stability and modernity.
CHRISTOPH BOTH-ASMUS (1984, Germany)
In his work, Tree Walker, the artist studies how and attempts to climb to the top of trees and walk over them.
SKUGGA GUDLAUGSDOTTIR (1985, Island)
Both, impact – the free fall of a big object as well as pressure exerted on viscose substances produce a change on matter. Crash and impact as irreversible actions.
RACHEL LAMOT (1980, Spain)
Alternative living spaces are presented in her work by her drawings of tents. In the series To put up a Tent we can see refined drawings with pencil on paper of structures that would be constructed just with rope and fabric.
CLEMENT LOISEL (1985, France)
IIn Patience stones the action of portraying natural forms such as rocks becomes a form of voluntary submission.
MIT BORRÁS (1982, Spain)
His installations are artifacts for unfinished actions. Machines working to produce nothing. He builds apparatus uselessly precise.
5th of February 2015 till 27th of February 2015
With the kind support of:
Spanisches Botschaft in Berlin & Freixenet
Date(s) - 05/02/2015 - 27/02/2015
Adalbertstr. 4 (1.OG)