Latent Fiction: Jimmie Durham, Michael Franz, Ulrich Hakel, Marie von Heyl, Martin Kohout, Mirja Reuter, Joseph Walsh, curated by Mika Schmid
Latent Fiction reflects on the ambivalence of the individual being viewer and part of a system simultaneously. The assemblage of work sparks a dialog between the various meanings of wish and desire.
To wish or to desire entails the construction of a framework – Gilles Deleuze speaks of the absence of isolated perception in what is defined as a wish (Abécédaire: désir). Desire will always address an entire construct of elements and is in close correlation to a societal field in which it exists.
At the same time desire flows, is invention and experiment, and essence of all productive processes. It is a canalized catalyst for the artistic as well as industrial production. As an object, it further reproduces itself there where it is staged: in designated contexts, architectures and displays, hereby becoming a measure for social relationships.
The artist can trigger shifts within these constructs and lay bare the absurdity of our concrete reality during the moment of its transformation
Participating artists: Jimmie Durham (*1940), Michael Franz (*1974), Ulrich Hakel (*1973), Marie von Heyl (*1981), Martin Kohout (*1984), Mirja Reuter (*1986) und Joseph Walsh (*1978)