August Residency Exhibition
Marion Neumann, Isamu Krieger, Yi Zhou and Franziska Klose
Friday August 26, 2016
Please Join us for this special event that spans the whole Popps compound and highlights the wonderful work created by our current AIR.
With Snacks and Refreshments
“Mounts & Marvels” , by Isamu Krieger (Switzerland) at Popps Emporium.
“Like an unfold origami, the flat paper that however keeps the lines of the architectural volume, offers though a new surface to write one’s tale. In front of a nearly blank page, I develop my practice of drawing and I search to combine natural elements with abstract shapes and to compose patterns of landscapes based on graphical systems. My proposal here is to play with visual tensions using optical games, illusions of crossing lines, horizontal panoramas and vertical cliffs, deep caves and a plane plateau…All of this is in order to create obviously an effect of vertigo. A dizziness between absence and presence, between rising and falling… ”
Film Screening of at 9PM,
People’s associations with flora goes back a long way, taking us back to our own roots as well as to new ways of life and creative potential that reveal themselves as we deal with plants. ‘Wild Plants’ is a film that traces these clues and takes us to urban gardens in Detroit, to Native American philosopher Milo Yellow Hair in Wounded Knee, to the wild plantations of Zurich’s legendary ‘Guerilla Gardener’ Maurice Maggi, and to the innovative horticulture cooperative ‘Les Jardins de Cocagne’ in Geneva.
The New Wild–Detroit is part of a long-term project that pictures postindustrial landscapes worldwide. It will combine pictures of urban and industrial vegetation and various farms in Detroit with historical images and texts to describe the permanent change of Detroit’s urban and social landscape.
Klose studied at Bauhaus-University Weimar, at École Supérieure des Arts Visuels Genève/CH and at Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. She lives in Leipzig, Germany.
Fingers, noses, lips, ears, breasts and even belly buttons are covered with resin and then plaster bandages to create unconventional, quirky jewellery pieces and accessories.