curated by frontviews Berlin: Carsten Becker / Stephan Klee
Carsten Becker, Ekaterina Burlyga, Lukas Glinkowski, Marianna Ignataki, Simon Mullan, Sonja Ofen, Ena Oppenheimer, Marco Schmitt
A disused Sadomaso cellar in Mitte developed over the years into the Whitecube Galerie Heit. These days the artist collective frontviews reflects on the roots of this place and shows with "Homeostasis" a group exhibition about pressure equalization, in the physical as well as in the artistic sense.
Especially in the basement of this city, people consciously or subconsciously search for a little balance, the constraints of the translucent upper world are derived with devotion in the underground clubs, hobby cellars, workshops, pumping stalls, devotional shrines, weapons camps, wellness catacombs and the studios for music, tattoo, massage and physical love. Thus, libertarian activities and obscure rituals have arisen through the excess of tension of our social constraints, and on the sediments of the rationalized system execution dreamwalking landscapes have been able to thrive.
"Homeostasis" takes up pictorial works that take up these subterranean and partly subversive currents of our community and reflect them in content and aesthetics. The works form, as it were, the creative meta-level of the profound groundings of collective homeo-dynamics in the community of this city. From tingling exotic party excesses, by the cacophony of the big city, to the canon of forms of the fetish and the historical indentations that we still carry into our bodies; all this appears new here, sounds differently now.
But that's the way it is with these festivities of the discharge of tension: the dance floor sparkles in the front and the darkroom is draining in the back.