Persian Pickles is a stroboscopic study of paisley patterns. This abstract, teardrop-shaped ornament originated from Persian weavings and became popular in the West, with appearances in Irish quilting in the 18th century and later as a symbol of American as well as British Counterculture. Jodie Mack’s anti-animation captured on 16mm film uses textile close-ups to examine the decorative and its relationship to accelerating cycles of fashion, while the associative soundtrack bridges the monotonous running noise of a film projector to the exploiting modes of production in textile factories.
Jodie Mack *1983, lives and works in Hanover and Cambridge, USA | www.jodiemack.com
The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com
13.12.2017 – 17.01.2018
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 pm – 2 am