Space Soap Strange Hypnosis Opera
David Evrard, Mathis Gasser
07 Jun. — 13 Jul. 2013
Space Soap Strange Hypnosis Opera is the title of the upcoming two-person show by David Evrard (BE) and Mathis Gasser (CH) at La Salle de Bains in Lyon.
"I really like culture in general" explains David Evrard, "This is why I'm into all kinds of things, peasantry as much as anarchistic splinter groups, comics or books by Faulkner, Flaubert and Mallarmé." His exhibition is, therefore, a condensed version of his highly personal obsessions with culture at large in which collected and generousely accumulatted forms mash up with products of improvised nature.
Mathis Gasser presents works that can be linked to The Alien Project among which a series of 20 new paintings. Started in 2012, the focus of The Alien Project lies in the massive changes a potential discovery of extraterrestrial life might have on terrestrial structures. The alien steps out of the common cinematic sphere to become a discursive figure that allows to rethink human organisation with regards to the wider universe and how spaceship earth might be thought anew.
David Evrard was born in 1970 in Liège, he lives and works in Brussels. He is a member of Komplot, and one of the publishers of YEAR magazine. Mathis Gasser was born in Zurich in 1984, he lives and works in London.
This exhibition is supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, and WBI - Wallonie-Bruxelles International.
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