KEVIN GALLAGHER (US/NL) and PERRI MACKENZIE (UK/NL): FIND YOURSELF A HUMAN ACTIVITY
16 - 19.7.2015
Opening: 15.7 from 6 pm
Perri MacKenzie (Scotland, UK) and Kevin Gallagher (Chicago, US) are two visual artists based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands who often present work together or collaborate on event-based programming.
For this exhibition the artists have chosen to build on a previous collaboration, a story-cum-artwork. The list of actors include non–human intelligences, painters with writing addictions, troubled genres. How do these actors communicate? -> Spun and threaded email chains -> inter-identity crises -> multi-medial meltinggg.
The title, Find Yourself A Human Activity, is drawn from a mistranslated painting. Travelers carry germs, ye know, and the microbes of Chapter One have found a new host: Prague. And so continues this Story-cum-artwork saga. Re-generating legs, crawling, sprouting hairs, and sometimes now even an aching back (through heavy lifting and aspirational reaching).
“Prague interests” become a recipe for homespun bread sculptures and muralistic dragon painting. With ingredients culled from nudist reservoirs and cellphone store architectures. Assembled with the flair of a painter-tagonist and the rusty agency of yeast.
Their residency ends in July 2015 and is realized in collaboration with Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam.