Aurora Sander, Christian falsnaes, britta thie
Vic has built him/herself up as something of an idol. From the outside we see a perfect sheen of composed confidence, sophistication, strength and beauty: a charismatic force that inspires and draws people into h/er world. S/he feels entitled to adulation and special treatment by h/er followers and has the unique power to both influence h/er devotees yet provoke h/er detractors.
But Vic oscillates between two poles: s/he feels destabilised when s/he is not at the central dynamic from which energy flows. While giving the appearance of depth and complexity, Vic can’t help but feel that someone may discover a crack in h/er thin veneer, that h/er mundanity will be revealed. So Vic constantly morphs h/er enigmatic facade into that which s/he believes is desired, in the hopes that no one will see beyond the bravado. Vic has created such a hologram of h/erself that s/he no longer knows who s/he is or what is real, it is easiest to believe in the projection: the golden idol, the chameleon, the power force.
»Vic« is part of insitu collective’s Cycle III in which we presented four group exhibitions, developed as if they were fictional characters. Each character is based on either a particular psychological profile, personality trait or an existing character found in literature, film or music. Meet the other characters in this cycle: »Madeleine«, »Jonny« and »Charles«.
10.07–02.10.2015OPENING Friday, 09.07.2015, 6.00–9.00 pm
insitu Berlin (former location)Kurfürstenstrasse 21–22, Berlin-Schöneberg
Images top - bottom: Corporate Design for Vic by Christian Mewis.
front: Aurora Sander »Trust no one« 2015. Courtesy the artists; back: Britta Thie »HAVING A COKE W U« 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Markus Georg.
Aurora Sander »Trust no one« 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artists. Photo: Markus Georg.
»VIC« 2015 (detail). Photo: Markus Georg.
Aurora Sander »Stammtisch« 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artists. Photo: Markus Georg.
Aurora Sander »Stammtisch« 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artists. Photo: Markus Georg.Christian Falsnaes »Influence« 2012 (still). Courtesy the artist and PSM, Berlin.