Eva L’Hoest & Xavier Mary

Is it not, that we are all somehow connected through the same…… yeah, what? Thoughts? Desires? Mindsets? Beliefs? Or through our DNA? If not anything else, it is the biology of the body that somehow defines our basic nature as a whole. Yet, despite the mutual molecular structure, there is something involved that separates us, developing the process of individualization. But still, we try to pretend that there is something we share a common ground with other human beings, we cling to in times of desperation, emergency, hostility and what not.

This feeling of connectivity, which over the course of time had different roots and reasons, is something that very much defines who everyone is within a community, or tries to be, or… acts to be. Due to the growing globalization that truly allowed a worldwide communication, and moreover through the use and rise of social media, this processed feeling of interconnection has nevertheless gone bonkers. One dream, one world. As old political alliances are steadily dissolving the world wide community is yet untouched by it, still liking the same, still looking the same.

While the human act of „sharing“ has degenerated into a tool of meaningless reproducibility of selfimage, the value of sharing and participation has turned into an economic product for product placement. What you are selling is not even your own persona, just a given prospect of it. With Shakespeare´ saying of: The world´s a stage, ones has to ask: Which reality do you mean again? The fluid relations between the users, deprive you from the need of actually sharing the same ideals and feelings. The act is as good as the real. Just repeat the smile, hopefully someone will buy it.

Kindly supported by Studio Botanic

 

Installation view

va L’Hoest Les mêmes Écailles, 2017 hand carved 3D Print, wood, 25 x 35 cm

Eva L’Hoest Les mêmes Écailles, 2017 hand carved 3D Print, wood, 25 x 35 cm

Xavier Mary Protect me from self-transforming Machine Elves, 2017 metal, found object, dimensions variable

Xavier Mary Protect me from self-transforming Machine Elves, 2017 metal, found object, dimensions variable Detail

Xavier Mary Protect me from self-transforming Machine Elves, 2017 metal, found object, dimensions variable Detail

Installation view

Eva L’Hoest Laminaires Digitée, 2017 hand carved 3D Print, wood, 25 x 35 cm

Eva L’Hoest Laminaires Digitée, 2017 hand carved 3D Print, wood, 25 x 35 cm

2 Xavier Mary We have the same Scales, 2017 aluminium cast

2 Xavier Mary We have the same Scales, 2017 aluminium cast

Eva L’Hoest Backface Culling, 2017 hand carved 3D Print, wood, 28 x 25 cm

Installation View

Eva L’Hoest Biometric Spine, 2017 Metal, printed glass, dimensions variable

Eva L’Hoest Biometric Spine, 2017 Metal, printed glass, dimensions variable detail

Eva L’Hoest & Xavier Mary Forbidden Edges, 2017 digital single channel video, metal, found object, dimensions variable

Eva L’Hoest & Xavier Mary Forbidden Edges, 2017 digital single channel video, metal, found object, dimensions variable detail

 

MÉLANGE
Eva L’Hoest & Xavier Mary
We have the same Scale
23 06 2017 – 30 07 2017
Sudermanstr. 2
50670 Cologne