“NEOPHYTE PLASMA – Idols of Decay and Tedium Relics”
Exhibition with paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and ready-mades by Felix Pestemer at the gallery bobparsley. The works document the decay of everyday objects and the impact the conscious and unconscious actions of modern society have on the environment.
The idea behind “Neophyte Plasma” is to shift our demands and our aesthetic preferences, even our whole perception. Injected into our spinal cord, it will spread with lightning speed to the cerebral cortex. This will have massive repercussions: We suddenly are not afraid of failure anymore – we have simply passed that state already. We like the things that are growing, but we enjoy the things that are rotting just as well. Even garbage and dirt are now popular (“Look at this, I made it myself!”). The rare things can delight us just as much as the mundane things, the inconspicuous at times even more so than the precious. We may get excited for hours about something that is extremely ugly. In high sprit, we are tilling the soil of the salad patch, after we have cleared away the beer cans left after last night’s bout. But now the soil is contaminated, all snails have been killed off. Our lettuce has been eaten away nonetheless. Meanwhile, gigantic fourteen pointer molluscs are dominating the scenery, mutants for which no pesticide has ever been created. The heck with it, we have learned to share. Just the light blue coloring of these monster snails serves as a reminder of the old times when our aunt Emmy used to drop slug pellets like there was no tomorrow. Even our rooster Max has turned light blue as a result – as well as noticeably unaggressive. He is only killing as many fourteen pointers as he needs for his daily survival.
VERNISSAGE on Friday, 1st of June 2007
EXHIBITION: 2nd of Junne – 2nd of July 2007
Petersburger Straße 30
10249 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
Tramway M10 – Straßmannstraße
Info link (German):
– Info der Galerie bobparsley