Friday, 01.06.2018
18:00h -
Friday, 22.06.2018


2018 / 201806 / Ausstellung
Hinterland, Part 2
Blood as a rover

Jürgen Baumann, Gregory Collavini, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel Gee, David Jacques, Tuula Närhinen, Claudia Stöckli, VOLUMES

David Jacques, Oil is the devil’s excrement, 2017

A TETI Group exhibition in two parts for Corner College

Curated by Gabriel Gee & Anne-Laure Franchette

Saturday, 2 – Saturday, 23 June 2018 (Part 2: Blood as a rover)

Opening Hours: Wed/Thu/Fri 16:00h-19:00h & Sat 14:00h-19:00h

With works and interventions by Jürgen Baumann, Gregory Collavini, David Jacques, Tuula Närhinen, Claudia Stöckli, & VOLUMES Library

Opening Saturday, 2 June 18:00h
19:00h: Borderless poetics in fluidity, performance by Claudia Stöckli, accompanied by Michael Cerezo

Discussion Tuesday, 19 June 18:00h In contact with the wild, with Michael Günzburger & Lukas Bärfuss

Michael GĂĽnzburger, Bear, 2016.

Finissage Saturday, 23 June 18:00h with a book presentation: Changing representations of nature and cities: the 1960s and 1970s and their legacies, Gabriel Gee & Alison Vogelaar (eds.), 2018.

Curatorial text

See Hinterland, Part 1. The eyes of the lighthouse

Jürgen Baumann

Holey Mountain

JĂĽrgen Baumann, Holey Mountain, 2017

Holey Mountain by Jürgen Baumann radiates blackness, it drips more than it seats on a black stool, surrounded by white bowls filled with dark oil. The metabolic fluids of our global surroundings are indeed best captured as pitch black, with an oily whiff that threatens to choke the air we breathe when we take the time to truly look into the ground beneath our feet.

Gregory Collavini

Conduite forcée

Gregory Collavini, Conduite forcée, 2011

As part of Hinterland, Blood as a rover, Gregory Collavini presents a series of photographs exploring the management and exploitation of water in Switzerland: “One of the greatest powers in Switzerland is water. I wanted to illustrate this force, which is mainly used to produce electricity. But the year I did this project the precipitation was as its lowest. So it dried rivers and still machines became my subjects. However due to the roughness of the constructions they appeared to me as modern ruins, sculptures from the past and scars in the landscape.”

David Jacques

Oil is the devil’s excrement

David Jacques, Oil is the devil’s excrement, 2017

David Jacques, Oil is the devil’s excrement, 2017

For Hinterland, blood as a rover, David Jacques explores the pernicious nature of oil in the shaping of our contemporary global societies. His film Oil is the devil’s excrement takes as a starting point a 1975 prophetic speech by the Venezuelan politician Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, in which the former minister of energy declared: “Ten years from now, twenty years from now, you will see; oil will bring us ruin. Oil is the Devil’s excrement.” The animation film depicts an ailing Alfonzo in bed in hospital, as he is visited by a diabolic creature, who has come to claim its due. The metaphoric tale ultimately meditates on the extent to which humans, far from gaining control of oil, have always been its slaves…

Tuula Närhinen

Baltic Sea Plastique

Tuula Närhinen, Baltic Sea Plastic (Jellyfish), 2013

Närhinen will present in Hinterland work from her series Baltic Sea Plastic, composed of sculptural forms made out of plastic found on the sea shore in Helsinki. The series explores the complex issue of environmental pollution by plastic waste, combining visual plasticity with the resilient capacity of marine life to evoke the formative process of nature.

Claudia Stöckli
Borderless poetics in fluidity

Claudia Stöckli, Borderless poetics in fluidity, 2017. Performance

Claudia Stöckli, Accountability, 2017. Video, 3′ 02″. Video still

«I am on the way to leave my breathable habitat…» With ease my ego departs from anthropocentrism. Levitating approaching contemporary entities, which are thousands of years older then me. New microbes species settle. The dark liquid expands into infinity. Borderless, transnational thinking evolves in the deep sea through sound and loops. In the mostly unexplored ocean the human species is a minority. Perception alters, new connections between humans and non-human entities occur.

The exhibition is supported by the Temperatio Stiftung

TETI Group

Posted by Corner College Collective