Who decides what is preserved? How do we deal with personal decay?
We are surrounded by an aesthetic of perfection that obscures the ubiquitous state of dissolution. Humans strive to create things that last forever. Is that also an attempt to make ourselves durable in such a fast-moving time?
However, the changes in social conditions can also break with traditions and transform our togetherness.
How do we deal with decay and permanence and how do we evaluate these terms?
The exhibition in the roam Berlin seeks answers to these questions in different media of painting and sculpture, because for us, decay is a permanent condition that creates spaces.
Nora Lube, Niklas Hock and Daphne Schüttkemper are students of fine arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig from different classes.
Nora Lube's works show a view from a possible future of her immediate surroundings. They are fossils from digital, urban and natural landscapes.
For the exhibition, found objects that were confronted with destruction and decay in their earlier existence are transformed in different ways.
As a ready-made, through a reworked surface up to their mere idea as a mold in glass, they are placed in a new context in the "roam" that opens up questions about their history and their meaning.
Daphne Schüttkemper's work deals with royal symbols of domination and power that we encounter again and again in public space and the question of who determines their visibility. Can meanings be re-appropriated or completely dissolved?
The materials that make up Niklas Hock's works are a dychtonomy of decay and question its control in the institutional context.
The industrial production of the materials
Brought to the fore with minimal editing.
The composition is based on the space and shaft through a transparent surface a doubling that reflects the industrial nature of the roam. A closer examination of the pictorial element reveals that the latex used is in a much faster state of decay than the concrete of the wall that sets the scene or the aluminum on which it is stretched.