Divided We Stand
Busan Biennale 2018 Collage on the wall, about 800 × 250 cm books, comics, sketches, fotografies, diverse prints The genre of ‘Horror’ with its allegorical approach had served as a catalyst for collective traumas before and still does. There is a clear connection from Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ as a reaction to the devastated Europe by the Napoleon Wars to the new wave of ‘Torture Porns’ like ‘Saw’ after ‘9/11’ and ‘Guantanamo’. Borderlines with a military division, restricted areas and prohibited zones located in the desert or in the woods enhance this effect now more than ever. The cyborg and Sci-Fi movies on the other hand, already carrying within itself the original conflict between nature and machine, holds at the ready new potential in the post-humanistic discourse in the context of mythology and science. An extended and ongoing collection of images and texts are serving the exhibitions and performances as source material. They are also used by a further artistic process to produce a symbiosis between visual and textual material that attempts in a collage-like manner to zero in on the phenomenon above descripted in its actuality.