invited and curated by Frederik Vium and Cristina Rüesch
march 2022 at Frappant Galerie, group show 2nd Chapter and bark beetles mapped hidden worlds
Object of forgotten memory/ Holding, Forcing, Laying are two knots, one being the peeled skin of the other. The core of this work is of intimate matter, a reflection on embodied traumas. What seemed interesting to me was to compare these embodied traumas to knots, a textile exists out of coherent knots, traumas and emotions as well. This two knots are coherent as well. This knot (on the left) therefore is speaking a text written by me.
2nd Chapter: and bark beetles mapped hidden worlds
Follow the lines under the crust. A landscape, a letter, a warm invitation
To a sphere where shape-shifters, ambivalent creatures and magical disorders meet and nest. They create new worlds, that at first glimpse might seem uncanny – Where every little thing is active and vibrant – Where borders are substituted by networks.
This exhibition is the second chapter of an exchange between eight artists which started with the package show “1st Chapter: Trying to Be a Spider” that was sent into the world in April 2021.
Instead of the spider, this time the bark beetle is our host and storyteller.
Do you want to take a walk on this dusty path with us?Text by Cristina Rüesch & Frederik Vium