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Exhibition

Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Friendly Patterns
Flo Maak, Sascha Pohle
Friendly Patterns
08.09. - 04.11.2017
The “friendly patterns” exhibition arose in close dialog with the two artists Flo Maak and Sascha Pohle and largely presents new works. The formally different pieces share in common the friendly superimposed patterns referred to in the title. While patterns is used in common parlance to refer to something decorative, the works in the exhibition are the results of a performative exploration using mimicry to imitate and simulate familiar forms – and thus the result of acts of appropriation and re-interpretation.
For Ornaments of Property Sascha Pohle arranged hundreds of reject DVD and CD computer drives, the relics of a dying mnemonic and reproduction technology to create fictitious, ruin-liked architectural fragments kindling associations with different ages, cultures and worlds. The objects in Flo Maak’s photo series Gravity likewise bring to mind past ages when the development of technology was pegged directly to human progress. Mainly he has gathered together plumb lines, old measuring tools consisting of a weight on a line, that Maak photographically stages against the background of the modern space revolution as flying objects. Sascha Pohle’s Passage also intervene directly in the space. Knitted wools with abstract patterns that are based on digital shots of different asphalt and concrete floors are translated into soft and mobile terrain that are constantly being re-folded and arranged for the course of the exhibition. In String Stories Flo Maak addresses natural patterns and presents in part destroyed webs of the golden silk spider that is widespread in Korea. Maak photographed them in front of colored backgrounds and using artificial light, thus rendering the fine threads visible. The title forges a link to archaic games in which a thread was spun with the finders of at least two hands to create figures that often imitated nature. In this context, Sascha Pohle’s video film After the Gift - Blossfeldt’s Fan revisits the interaction of structures between humans and nature. On view are different woven fans waving in slow motion to turn book pages showing Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs of buds, blossoms and seeds, a mimetic game with shapes, colors and the patterns of plants and fans that is constantly being kept in motion by the invisible element of wind. As alluded to in the title, After the Gift - Blossfeldt’s Fan points to a gift having a second lease of life and to the related relationships that like those in String Stories depend on cohabitation and transformation.
Artikel auf WSI Mag: https://wsimag.com/art/32254-friendly-patterns

Exhibited works

Rocket Science
Rocket Science, 2017
Flo Maak
Rocket Science II
Rocket Science II, 2017
Flo Maak
First Picture from Space (Perspective 1 and 2)
First Picture from Space (Perspective 1 and 2), 2017
Flo Maak
Plumb-line Deviation
Plumb-line Deviation, 2017
Flo Maak
Broken Rainbow
Broken Rainbow, 2017
Flo Maak
Ruins in Reverse
Ruins in Reverse, 2017
Flo Maak
Brancusi's Dream of Flying
Brancusi's Dream of Flying, 2017
Flo Maak
String Figure V
String Figure V, 2017
Flo Maak
Storyteller
Storyteller, 2017
Flo Maak
String Figure I
String Figure I, 2017
Flo Maak
String Figure II
String Figure II, 2017
Flo Maak
String Figure III
String Figure III, 2017
Flo Maak
String Figure IV
String Figure IV, 2017
Flo Maak
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