razor cortex

INSTALLATION

scapula, aloe vera plant, waiting room chairs, video

The installation juxtaposes the contrarian forms of classical economics and Georges Bataille's theory of lavish expenditures and contextualizes them in sexuality and self-optimization. Following Bataille's discovery of the natural principle of economics, senseless spending takes precedence over production to counteract the destructive power of accumulated energy. 

 

Razor Cortex, installation view at Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH.

 

The carefully arranged objects seem organic and cyborg-like at the same time; they look like artificial shoulder blades - one of the bones that rarely fractures. In combination with the chairs and the video, which alternates between abstract allusions in the Bataillian universe and an advertising film, the impression of a waiting room in a beauty clinic for non-functional prostheses arises.

According to Bataille's discovery of the natural principle of economics, could this wasteful intervention be a provocative way of countering the destructive power of the accumulated energy and classical economics? 

In collaboration with Félicia Eisenring, 2019.

 

Scapula, human shoulder blades, thermoplastic PVC, water transfer print, acrylic, each 19 x 10 x 7 cm. 

Aloe vera, living plant, disrooted.

 
 

Razor Cortex, installation view at Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH.

 

Scapula, human shoulder blades, thermoplastic PVC, water transfer print, acrylic, each 19 x 10 x 7 cm. 

 

Razor Cortex, installation view at Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH.

Scapula, human shoulder blades, thermoplastic PVC, water transfer print, acrylic, each 19 x 10 x 7 cm. 

 

Razor Cortex, video, still.

Razor Cortex, invitation to the exhibition at Kein Museum, Zurich.