Antidote for Applebite
Site specific, long-term photo performance.
Kunsthaus Baselland, in context of the exhibition “It is all in the detail”,
17.08.2013 – 29.09.2013
“At the opening, you see nothing but white sheets of paper hanging from the ceiling. Until the finissage, the artist goes out every day to map the surroundings of the venue with the camera. Day by day, the white sheets are exchanged to photographs. With this gesture the artist aims to put an emphasis on a repetitive daily routine, as opposed to one single event – in terms of both creating and consuming art. He takes a stand against the idea that understands art as some sort of highly condensed and mediated outburst of creativity accompanied by a social gathering. He wants the viewer to be involved on a regular basis, and on a more personal level that might offer a deeper involvement and understanding.”
The title “Antidote for applebite” comments on the artists’ position on knowledge: “(…) The thing we call knowledge might in fact oppose perception and thus comprehension. Knowledge is always made in/of the world, it generates and explains itself, while simulating an explanation of the absolute.“
“This “un-knowing” state can be compared to the sensation when you keep repeating the same word over and over until it loses all meaning. I consider loss of meaning as a sort of access point. I’m working on a method, an approach that grants access behind the curtain. Everything is a potential medium. How does meaning emerge? When does it disappear?”