Marie von Heyl: Of Occasional Tables and Alternative Endings23. May - 5. Jul 14 / ended Phoenix Gallery
Mon – Sat: 10am-5.30pm
This exhibition of new work by Berlin based Marie von Heyl employs video, installation, drawing and text to explore an ongoing interest in domestic interiors and mundane objects that is central to her practice. Her work playfully dances around things, pointing at the unexpectedly beautiful, tracing the uncanny and tapping into the absurd. Often triggered by linguistic nitpicking, she aims to catch objects in the act of transcending their original context. Here, she starts from the English term ‘occasional table’ which resonates with her suspicion that an object may posses multiple states of being, independent from its common use. If an object becomes a table only on occasion, what are its alternatives? What else may it be at other times? Picking up these loose threads, the artist shifts contexts and alters the states of things to highlight unconventional ways of reading and to enable alternative endings.
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