EXHIBITION trojakomplex . march 26th - may 3rd 2014
wed march 26th 2014 18 - 20 . OPENING
wed april 9th 2014 18:30 . ARTIST TALK
sat may 3rd 2014 13 - 16 . CLOSING . the artist is present
trojakomplex . Properties of the Trojan horse:
It is artificial.
It is enigmatic.
Its presence creates an insecure environment.
It is deceptive because its form does not correspond to its purpose.
The myth of the Trojan horse speaks of limited room and of confinement for an indefinite amount of time. Its structure, as an enclosed space, is free to move about as it is mounted on wheels. The horse, though, is inert. However, its seemingly passive state is highly unstable as it can immediately change its position. The properties of the Trojan horse make it possible to adapt its myth and apply it to the world today. Sometimes the present can be better understood if there is an understanding of the past.
Similar strategies are used in art. Distance is necessary between a work of art and its viewer in order to create a kind energy, which did not exist before. Images can clarify a situation; they transcend the linguistic sphere.
In the context of war, the Trojan horse is a stationary figure in a dynamic environment. An animal, or more precisely an effigy of an animal, serves as a disguise, which camouflages human interests. There exists a mutual relationship between animals and humans. In ancient myths, there was less of a hierarchy; man and animal existed together as equals. Today, in a capitalist system, animals are consumed or they become extinct. What remains of this once primal connection, are cartoons of animals, pets, and the zoo. Matthias Aeberli