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It is impossible to imagine the cityscape without nettle – and yet it leads a rather niche existence. We encounter it in different facets: as a medicinal plant, a nuisance, a fertilizer, as a plant protection or a tea.
Nettle is a fiber plant. Its structure allows to create fabrics that are flexible and stable at the same time. Fibers can guide and protect, they are stretchy and resistant at the same time. When fibers connect with each other, threads and fabrics are created – textures that testify to community and collectivity. Within Faserlabor, practical steps from plant harvest to fiber drill to thread are retraced, and weaved into current discourses on interconnectedness and transformation.
Plants play an important role in Reto Pulfer's work. The artist dissects the nettles into their fibers and spins threads, dyes fabrics, which in turn create cave-like spatial installations, music and performance. In 2020, his second novel Gina, was published, whose protagonist becomes a kind of nettle plant in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Registration via Mail: ifa-galerie-berlin(at)ifa.de
The event is free of charge and will be held in German.
ifa Gallery Berlin
Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00 during exhibition periods
Thursday: 14:00 – 20:00 during exhibition periods
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
The current contact and hygiene guidelines apply. The opening of ifa Gallery Berlin will be subject to the corona prevention measures in effect at the time.
The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1991 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.