in Zürich / Switzerland
12.12.2015 - 23.01.2016 12:00 - 18:00
Jan Vorisek - Rented Bodies

For Jan Vorisek’s first solo exhibition, “Rented Bodies”, at the ground floor gallery space is populated by a single installation that is comprised of objects which utilise ‘noise’ as a presiding component.

Vorisek’s site-specific installation is a continuation and revisiting of oscillating modes of experimentation significant to the artist’s practice. The installation is both ephemera and documentation; an examination of apparent formal hierarchies. This methodology is a transference of the artist’s on-going investigation into art production.

The dust pad (a motif from previous works) provides an elevation of the dust particle to a singular, albeit unseeable, emblem. The nothingness of dust; fragments of skin, pollen or exhaust, settles down, particle participation; these elements in conjunction demarcate the ‘rented bodies’.

The red thread is the lack of, or nomadic, studio. It is intertwined via the laptop or the metal/mental workshop and neither falters nor concludes in the exhibition space. These techniques of production are levelled; old and new elements are recycled, actualised, unused or put back into the cache. The installation is an action of filtration and constant expansion in turn becoming a spatial response. ‘Noise’ is merely another material and is given the similar treatment as light or dust; it reacts or doesn’t. Evidently, all is in flux, repurposed as a ‘delay machine’. Open sourced and open ended.

Jan Vorisek (1987) lives and works in Zurich.
Solo show: New Jerseyy (2012, Basel). Group Shows: Plymouth Rock (2015, Zürich), Kurator Gerbertstiftung (2014, Rapperswil), Kunsthaus Langenthal (2014, Basel), Kunsthalle Bern (2012, Bern), Fumetto Festival (2012, Luzern), Hardhat (2012, Geneva), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2011, Copenhagen), Kunsthalle Basel (2010, Basel). Performances: HACIENDA (2015, Zürich), Kunsthalle Zürich (2015, Zürich), TG Gallery (2015, Nottingham), Forde (2015, Geneva), Walknews (2014, Berlin), muda mura muri (2013, Zürich), HHDM (2013, Vienna).

Gallery hours Wed-Fri 12 – 6 pm, Sat 12 – 5 pm


Galerie Bernhard
Hardstrasse 5
8004 Zürich


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