Exhibition Opening September 23rd, 2021, 6 pm
Opening Hours September 24rd – 30th, 3 – 6 pm
Please refer to the current Covid19 Regulations!
As a breeze runs over my skin, as a being caresses me, as I reach aesthetic heights, little muscles are pulling my hair erect. What do these mute gestures mean when I experience a subtle sound or a word in a poem?
Goosebumps are a mysterious bodily reaction to a variety of phenomena, a rarely controllable prickle running through my skin. They signal towards a body that is responsive and at the same time withdrawn, even from myself.
Stripped of a function and not yet owned by science, goosebumps are a ruin to play in. What Will Hughes and Amanda Burzić built in this ruin is an exhibition on touch, desire and the seductive nature of materials. They produced artworks that stimulate the tactile imagination, that instil desires to explore and authenticate what we see with our hands. Yet, these desires can’t be fulfilled, these surfaces must not be touched.
Like goosebumps, their artworks offer, but don’t give away. They invite us to sense erotism without sex, seduction without intention and a touch so delicate it becomes a metaphor.
text by Yorick Josua Berta
Amanda Burzić is a painter. Abstraction and language are essential parts of her process. Through online communication, virtual, public and intimate spaces overlap. She is looking for symbolism of her influences and alienates their context.
Will Hughes is a Multi-Disciplinary artist. Their work is conceptually driven by lived experiences as a queer, non binary person. Mixing pop culture references with material language to construct moments. They wish to seduce the viewer through often using repetitive mechanical movement, the use of glossy/shiny surfaces and the lens of glamour as a means of storytelling.