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High-cycle Fatigue

Gillian Brett, Lisa Herfeldt, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Grażyna Roguski, Beny Wagner, Sara Wahl

22 February – 6 September 2020

Opening: Friday, 21 February 2020, 7 pm

The group exhibition High-cycle Fatigue presents works that examine economies and production cycles in regards to technology, nature and human beings. The title of the exhibition refers to the fatigue of a material after its multiple use, but can also be understood metaphorically as our own fatigue or a fatigue of nature in the rampant cycles of capitalism. From different perspectives and in different media, the selected works by Gillian Brett, Lisa Herfeldt, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Grażyna Roguski, Beny Wagner and Sara Wahl examine the tensions between faith in progress and scarcity of resources, between creative will and limits of competences. The works explore entanglements between computer and food technology, agriculture and perception, the visual language of fashion design and the historical conditions of production in the cotton industry as well as between bodies and the traces they leave in the material. They play – both formally and in their materiality – with the relation between consumption and production, design and wear and their suspension.

Curated by Nadja Quante

Download exhibition booklet

Download Script, Beny Wagner: Eye Farm (2016)

Accompanying Program

Wednesday, 8 July, 6 pm
Guided tour with Julika Wagner

Wednesday, 2 September, 6 pm
Guided tour with Julika Wagner

Sunday, 6 September, 3 pm
hosen - Performance by Grażyna Roguski