For "Balancing Acts", Kolding has created a large-scale installation composed of individual sculptures, creating a playful yet uneasy atmosphere.
Made out of thin wood cutouts adorned with black and white imagery, the back of the work is left untouched in the tradition of 19th century dioramas as well as modernist theatre set design. The sculptures present a variety of theatrical gestures in a permanent state of imbalance - a series of fragile positions that, despite their markedly one-dimensional character of the works, refuses any one-sided way of viewing.
Galleri Nicolai Wallner
The exhibition „S/HE IS THE ONE“ is dedicated to current performative artistic practices, embodiment strategies and their articulation in various media compared to historic positions of performance art. How is a different or a newly experienceable world produced through performances? How are methods of appropriation, deconstruction, construction, reformulation, transposition or translation applied? How much does performance in art serve as a method of articulating political, feminist questions or the role of authorship in direct confrontation with the audience?
“Cooking and eating are events. Their messages cannot be transmitted. They are the message. They are read, not on paper, but inside one’s mouth. The pleasure imprints them unforgettably.” Peter Kubelka
Eating is not just a vital necessity, but as a constant of humanness a highly culturally informed social event which acts as a catalyst of conviviality, festiveness, pleasure and vice. It marks the interface between nature and culture, and works as an expression of forms of companionship and socio-political processes. As part of our cultural identity, it has always been a source of inspiration for creative work.
Metaphorically, eating in art becomes the epitome of pleasure and enjoyment, corporeality and life, but also of gluttony, vanity, and death. This is visualized in the classical still life as it is in Eat Art, which transforms edibles into genuine art material. Contrary to Adorno’s dictum that “taking pleasure in art” must not [...]