Funded: Anna Uddenberg
The second exhibition in the 'Force of Attraction' series presents a sculpture by Anna Uddenberg, who lives and works in Berlin, and a series of digital drawings by Mitch Brezounek, who commutes between France, his country of birth, and Plovdiv.
Anna Uddenberg plays with the thoughts, emotions and fantasies of the viewer. She is a magician who performs the illusion of functionality and usability and thus triggers ideas of actions. She provokes the imagination of how her objects and figures could be used.
'Pockets Obese' from 2017, the sculpture shown in the exhibition in Plovdiv, expands the reflection onto promises that objects generally make today in the consumer world. It deals with the topics of use and function, of imagination and phantasy in a seductive balance of hints and possibilities. From a gigantic zipper, which might belong to a huge bag, a massive structure sprouts, which is super-functionally covered with artificial fur, mesh and quilted fabrics, with straps, buckles and cords that come from backpacks and tote bags. An obese bag in the literal sense, which is so bulging that it could also serve as furniture, as a seat or lounger with its niches, steps and loungers. It is left to the imagination and fantasy how and for what purpose the body or bodies could find a position there.
Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher.
This exhibition was supported by the ifa exhibition funding