»I looked around and stepped inside my own claustrophobia. Abject desire, and the sharp smell of pure instinct fill my nostrils. Savage and autistic, my loneliness leads to decadence.« (Charles)
For quite a while now, the poet Charles has been living alone in a tiny apartment downtown. He barely receives guests at home and goes out only on rare occasions, mostly to meet the casual partners of his debauchery. Writing is his preferred method of communication, while poetry along with porn and fine wine are his closest companions. Between a savage and autistic human-being, Charles follows his instincts and is mostly interested in fulfilling his own needs, which can be reduced to basic necessities. But solitude has led him to a kind of decadence, in which sexual acts and drunkenness have become part of a daily routine.
The exhibition »Charles« aims to bring the visitors into a dark soul, the very inside of a personality which is disconnected from social realities. »Charles« is part of insitu’s Cycle III in which we are presenting four group exhibitions developed as if they were fictional characters, which are based on either a particular psychological profile, personality trait or an existing character found in literature, film or music.