Yves SchererEvolution & Comfort
15 February—08 March 2013
Almanac Projects presents Evolution & Comfort, the first solo-show by Yves Scherer, coinciding with the inauguration of their new space in Dalston Junction.
Evolution & Comfort aims to question the contemporary conception of products and how their perception is defined by the surrounding environment. Within the interior of the gallery, entities are caught in grooves of movement or stasis. Patterns of habitation collide, causing subjects and objects to intermingle. Using surfaces to refer different intensities of being, these processes produce a divergence from the object’s original function.
Skins present an engagement with the virtual nature of the information that shapes our experiences and our understanding of the world. Here, nature is abandoned and redefined in a new order of materials. Applying the surface languages of contemporary culture, the works reflect a concept of humanity defined only by a system of relations and functions, while dealing with intuitive experiences such as intimacy, safety and power.
Within the exhibition, fragments of our exterior lives become symptomatic of the time we live in. Without a wrinkle in today, the outside world crumpled over its edges… we find ourselves confronted with the idea of eternal youth.
Yves Scherer (1987, Switzerland) lives and works in London and Berlin. Recent shows include: Wanted, Project Space Royal College of Art, London; Nail Care, Times Bar Berlin and Unlimited GTI, an online project during Art Basel.
Him, was like the one thing that could not be changed
*So beautiful, anything else with what's left
Placing gaze in an abyss of perspex condensation
Bottled from natural springs
To quench a parched skyscraper
More refreshing than the truth
Of a room with a view, diluted by the sea
Now, why don't you get the water to drink
Hypnotic was her name, by choice not by any other
Untouched by man
She ebbed and flowed from online presence
Filtered by volcanic rock
Escape abated by the glass gates of a bell jar
Abandonment of intermingling
Lapping against chlorined infinity
Love is child's play
Screen to window to open veil, to spritz away
Once you've learned Obession
The heat of Armageddon
What begins here is real
His thirst to kiss, in subtle carbonation, hypnotic poison against her lips
Of artesian water
Encourage flooding to reverse a high rise
To a deafening distill
Saving lands' end
From world's end