I sink on her

I sink on her

Solo show at WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2015
curated by Nicolas Brülhart 

For decades, fashion has lost all functional relationships to the female body and only exists as a folding and unfolding of the self. Practicality and wearability are covered by casuals while eroticism has been replaced by fetishisation and exploitation of the naked body. We are left with status, confidence and story-telling as ornaments of the self, and with the empty suggestion of a body beneath the folds. The clay bodies are reduced in size in the kiln, the transformation away from the body is irreversible: they are no longer wearable and can only be seen as objects. There is no use, no need, to bring them back into fashion again. The experience would be a different matter altogether.

Text from the exhibtion

Text by Nanne op ’t Ende
Pictures by Max Reitmeier (WallRiss)

Image - Ceramics, Installation view

Ceramics, Installation view

Image - Photograph C-Print framed, Ceramics, Installation view

Photograph C-Print framed, Ceramics, Installation view

Image - Ceramics, 55 × 45 × 23 cm

Ceramics, 55 × 45 × 23 cm

I sink on her

Image - Porcelaine, printed arm on paper, 78 × 55 × 19 cm

Porcelaine, printed arm on paper, 78 × 55 × 19 cm

Image - Ceramics

Ceramics

Image - Photograph C-Print framed, 57 × 42 cm

Photograph C-Print framed, 57 × 42 cm