FOSSILS OF FUTURE — IN THE RACK ROOM #25
Preview THU, JUNE 15, 2023, 6pm — 9pm
Open by appointment until JULY 15, 2023
LAGE EGAL [IN THE RACK ROOM]
Liselotte-Herrmann-Str. 26 (HH) 10407 Berlin
0179 6796333 (Sarie Nijboer)
For her solo exhibition FOSSILS OF FUTURE, artist ALINE SCHWÖRER creates a hypothetical future scenario inhabited by hybrid beings imitating archaeological objects. SCHWÖRER’s works take shape in sculptures that borrow or mimic their forms from nature, blurring the boundaries between the familiar and the imagined.
In the exhibition space, the sculptures together form their own independent ecosystem, constructing an almost dystopian narrative of a possible future. By mixing ceramics with found objects and juxtaposing them with cowhide, wax or epoxy resin, the works strengthen the relationship between the artificial and the natural and reflect on the debate about genetic manipulation, the climate crisis and environmental pollution.
SCHWÖRER sculptural narrative, challenges our thinking about the use of artificial materials and their potential repercussions for the future, thereby prompting us to reflect on the consequences of our reliance on artificial substances. Rather than mere criticism, SCHWÖRER’s works offer poetic representations of the intricate interactions between people, environment and time in order to open up perspectives on the intricate complexity of our contemporary existence.