Medusa Rafting / Organized by Yves-Michele Saß and Ivan Pérard
Aline Sofie Rainer, Ivan Pérard, Jana Zaharijević, Max Kolten, Yngvild Sæter
29.07. – 31.07.2017
Westbahnstraße 7, Vienna
Yngvild Sæter, Rex, Bike helmets, resin and lacquer
Yngvild Sæter, D'arce choke, plaster, resin, iron and martial art headgear
Aline Sofie Rainer, Illusion of Permanence, Pencil, Ink on Paper, Wood, Rice paper, Passe-partout
Aline Sofie Rainer, Stalker, Pencil, Ink on Paper, Wood, Rice paper, Passe-partout
Jana Zaharijević, Lack of Title, Fabrics with Handwritten Text
Max Kolten, HSP-Hardcore I, Laser Engraving on Cardboard, Plexiglas, Polystyrol
Ivan Pérard, Waterbored, Ink, Lacquer & Solvents on Thermoshaped with Acrylic Foam Core
Ivan Pérard, Europhoria, Ink, Lacquer & Solvents on Thermoshaped Polystyrol with Drink Mixer
This show can be read as a kind reminder to something you already knew. Brick walls versus white surfaces. Experiencing the warmth of chilled drinks in the green summer courtyard upstairs, before the cold and moist atmosphere below. Unfortunately we won’t find a room with something final when going down the basement of our minds, we find malleable opposites.
One can easily point out a dichotomy in the title, it all turns to water and dust. The grim symbol of Medusa, the greek myth about the Gorgon, that could turn men into stones with her gaze. Contrasting with the rather pleasant activity of rafting, where real danger is invoked using helmets and swimming wests. It would be horrible if we got hurt, doing things for pleasure. Our eyes remembers Gericault and the cruel story behind the Raft of the Medusa, our minds are still working on what it meant.