Can you buy pleasure?
Are our senses ready to see, feel, hear, smell and taste? Do we still have the time to enjoy in peace? In the fast bite. Do we find the right measure? Do we enjoy food that has been denatured, artificially enriched with taste and optically refined? Is the enjoyment? Industrial fraud is standard to deceive consumers commonly. Can you buy pleasure? is an art exhibition from a sustainable view.
There is the counter-movement of the regional, biological, fair, ethical: the sustainable way. Can the consumer enjoy good heart? How has pleasure changed in our society today with different ways of life, different eating habits, stress?
The five artists’ answer with Foto, Video, Installation, Objects, Interactive Installation and, Performances.
Artists: Christiane Gaebert, Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal, Libera Mazzoleni, Monika Plattner
19.5. – 30.6.2017
Exhibition, Performance, Lecture
Exhibition: Fridays 17:00 – 20:00
Vernissage 19.5., 19:00,
Performance „The art to eat a raisin“ by Christiane Gaebert
Artiststalk 2.6., 19:00 with Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal and Monika Plattner via Skype
Lecture with Discussion 16.6., 19:00, „SINNvoll essen – wie die Produkte auf unseren Tellern mit unserer Lebensweise zusammenhängen “ by Johanna Ernst, cand. Master, Universität Oldenburg im Fach Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
Finissage 30. 6., 19:00, Performance „Godo ergo sum“ with two performances by the Italian artist Libera Mazzoleni:
1. Live Performance „Godo ergo sum“, 2017
Short action (13/15 minutes)
What would happen, TODAY, in the production chain of pleasure if the enjoyment would be satisfied? Is man the final purpose of producing pleasure? But also: what is pleasure?
2. Video of the performance „Today, ‚The gods are gone“ (from The last supper), 24 minutes.
In an unhallowed church, a table covered with a black cloth is going to host the dinner of 12 men; in the middle a dish full of fruit; in a line, waiting for the guests, 12 plates, some of which with specific objects connected to the person that will sit there. A mannequin with dark glasses and a military vest stays in the central position and will be the visual focus around which all people will move never communicating among them, but communicating with the rest of the world, thanks to technology, as usually happens to see in public spaces or on the tube, e.g. using ipods, tablets, mobiles…