Solo Show: Gothic Pastoral II




π•²π–”π–™π–π–Žπ–ˆ π•»π–†π–˜π–™π–”π–—π–†π–‘ π–Žπ–Ž: π–ˆπ–‘π–Šπ–†π–— π–˜π–”π–šπ–‘π–˜ π–Œπ–—π–Šπ–ž π–‹π–‘π–”π–œπ–Šπ–—π–˜ 𝔦𝔰 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔰𝔒𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔑 𝔦𝔫 π”žπ”« 𝔒𝔳𝔬𝔩𝔳𝔦𝔫𝔀, π”ͺπ”²π”©π”±π”¦π”­π”©π”žπ”Άπ”’π”― 𝔀𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔭 𝔒𝔡π”₯π”¦π”Ÿπ”¦π”±π”¦π”¬π”« 𝔰𝔒𝔯𝔦𝔒𝔰 𝔒𝔡𝔭𝔩𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔀 𝔱π”₯𝔒 π”žπ”£π”£π”’π” π”±π”° 𝔬𝔣 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔫𝔒𝔴 π”­π”žπ”°π”±π”¬π”―π”žπ”©. 𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔭𝔯𝔒𝔰𝔒𝔫𝔱-π”‘π”žπ”Ά π”‘π”’π”°π” π”―π”¦π”Ÿπ”’π”° 𝔱π”₯𝔒 π”₯𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔷𝔬𝔫 π”žπ”° π”žπ”« 𝔦𝔫𝔣𝔦𝔫𝔦𝔱𝔒 𝔰𝔒𝔯𝔦𝔒𝔰 𝔬𝔣 π” π”¬π”©π”©π”žπ”­π”°π”’π”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔯𝔒𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔰𝔱𝔯𝔲𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰; 𝔱π”₯𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔀π”₯ 𝔫𝔒𝔱𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔨𝔒𝔑 π”ͺπ”žπ”±π”’π”―π”¦π”žπ”© π”―π”¦π”±π”²π”žπ”©π”°, 𝔴𝔒 π” π”²π”©π”±π”¦π”³π”žπ”±π”’ π”žπ”«π”‘ π”―π”’π”©π”’π”žπ”°π”’ 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔲𝔫𝔰𝔬𝔯𝔱𝔒𝔑 𝔒𝔫𝔒𝔯𝔀𝔦𝔒𝔰 𝔴π”₯𝔦𝔠π”₯ π”₯π”žπ”³π”’ π”žπ” π” π”―π”²π”’π”‘ π”žπ” π”―π”¬π”°π”° π”₯π”¦π”°π”±π”¬π”―π”¦π” π”žπ”© π”’π”―π”žπ”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔀𝔒𝔬𝔰𝔒π”ͺ𝔦𝔬𝔱𝔦𝔠 π”°π”±π”―π”žπ”±π”ž.

π”‘π”’π”žπ”― π”žπ”«π”€π”’π”©π”°, 𝔨𝔫𝔬𝔴 𝔱π”₯𝔦𝔰 - 𝔦𝔣 𝔢𝔬𝔲 𝔒𝔫𝔱𝔒𝔯 𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔰𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔢, 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔬𝔩𝔑 𝔯𝔦𝔱𝔒𝔰 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔣𝔬𝔩𝔩𝔬𝔴 𝔢𝔬𝔲; π”žπ”° π”‘π”žπ”Ά 𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔫𝔰 𝔦𝔫𝔱𝔬 𝔫𝔦𝔀π”₯𝔱, 𝔦𝔱 π”΄π”žπ”° 𝔦𝔫 𝔱π”₯π”žπ”± π”‘π”žπ”―π”¨π”«π”’π”°π”° 𝔱π”₯π”žπ”± 𝔴𝔒 π”©π”’π”žπ”―π”«π”’π”‘ π”₯𝔬𝔴 𝔭𝔒𝔬𝔭𝔩𝔒 𝔩𝔬𝔳𝔒 π”žπ”«π”‘ π”ͺ𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔫.

Gothic Pastoral is a project exploring the auras of the new pastoral, the 1000s of miles of apocalyptic sky gracing the overgrown fields and twisted forests which comprise so much of our actual planet: no-tier, nowhere, a new β€œnature” that exists in contrast to -- and is the production site of the globalized affluence which supports -- the leafy green fantasy. We join in the endless shambles and ethereal thickets which can only be produced as the feral byproduct of our orderly consumer world. Overriding the typically European, sentimental focus on greenery, idyllic and peaceful constructions of nature as the pristine opposite of the β€œmanufactured world”, we search out and build a pastoral codex which which speaks to ancient and current conditions of life: one which is carnal, polluted, adulterated, but still striving to experience beauty and relentlessly full of both life and destruction.

with works by Arina Sukhankina + Alexander Portyanko, Kinderspiele (Sara Di Lauro + Vitaly Weber), Causeyoudontfeellikeme + Olgabjem, Alix Bugat + Laurine Voisin, _V.3lo + Bacteriasesina.jpg, Vim G.H. and Baby, Halo (Torre Alain) + Dereyni, Laura Costas, Eetu Sihvonen, Bianca Goicea, and Emma Pidre⁣⁣⁣⁣

curated by Torre Alain (Underground Flower) and Ian Bruner (Rhizome Parking Garage)

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Gothic Pastoral I: Slouching in Freefall