IRRMITATION

By Sunday June 11th, 2017Exhibtions
Solo Exhibition
06. – 20. May 2017
Cologne, DE

 

In the context of this year’s Sommerblut Festival I got invited by tanzfaktur to present an solo exhibition with my works in Cologne. It turned out to be four old works of mine, of which I adapted two to the new location.

At the time of the exhibition the tanzfaktur has been a place of becoming: After a long period of reconstructing the location revealed itself in new size and beautiful industrial aesthetic: Freshly painted plasterboard drywall installation on top of the broken concrete floor, puristic pallet interior, improvised bar and sitting possibilities inside an old storage hall.

 

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Using the left-overs of the construction I built another room in the foyer of tanzfaktur, framing a neon light on the ceiling. It became part of the adaptation of my work „Mimikry“: The light switched on and off randomly, I filmed it frontally from the bottom and projected a fullsize version of it on the floor.

 

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On the stage I installed my work „Chairway to Heaven“: Seven chairs stood next to each other, creating a sequence of movement of the chair. In short intervals they got illuminated after another, creating the illusion of movement. The stage was seated with 60 chairs, of which I used 7 for the installation. So 54 chairs in the audience were watching the „performance“ of 7 on stage.

 
Furthermore I exhibited „Verschleißerscheinung“ („sign of wear“) and my 2-channel-videoinstallation „Let Go“ with Meret Mundwiler in the major role.

 

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This project, named „Irrmitation“ was curated and initiated by Kai Kullen and Adrián Castello. I’d like to thank them for the invitation. The project also included a performance choreographed by Adrián Castello, which was presented on May 14th.

I also would like to thank Slava Gepner, Lukas Medzech, Karl Werner Maria Meyer and most notably my brother Thomas Zerbst, who was a enormous help at the setup of the exhibition.
 

 

 

 

 

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