KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Exhibition

Window Display

Yves Netzhammer

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Peripheries of bodies, 2012; 17:10 min (soundtrack Bernd Schurer)

Peripheries of bodies, 2012; 17:10 min (soundtrack Bernd Schurer)

Peripheries of bodies, 2012; 17:10 min (soundtrack Bernd Schurer)

Peripheries of bodies, 2012; 17:10 min (soundtrack Bernd Schurer)

Yves Netzhammer, * 1970 in Schaffhausen, lives and works in Zurich (Switzerland).

Peripheries of bodies is the second part of a triptych that shows a linearly progressive, yet simultaneously multi-dimensional cadavre exquis. Animated spaces, fuzzy locations and faceless bodies ceaselessly tumble out and fuse along their de-functionalized surface boundaries, which seem to acknowledge neither conventional materiality nor gravity. Both the stripped-down protagonists and their reduced motion trajectories possess an inner irresolution and playful energy that leads them over and over in the course of time to pause in uncertainty at their own destination, finally to fall off the cliff of our existence. While Netzhammer’s aesthetic, almost surgical approach has remained constant since the end of the 1990s, his feverish encyclopedia is continuously broadening in a mixture of global political perspective and universalist social observation.
The work is a preview of Penetrating Surfaces, an extensive screening curated by Robert Seidel www.robertseidel.com.

 

Exhibition
17.02. – 05.03.2014
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
daily 2 pm – 2 am
Admission free