August 16 - September 29 2013
MU | Strijp S
The installations of Zoro Feigl (1983) seem to be alive. His materials danse and twist. Placed together in a space, the separate works become one: large and ponderous in places, nervous or gracious elsewhere.
Feigl’s forms are constantly changing, sometimes slowly,sometimes quickly. The exhibition space becomes an enlarged microscope: single-cell creatures, primitive organisms are twisting, groaning and convulsing. Without beginning or end the objects seem to be locked into themselves. As a viewer you become entangled in their movements: they embrace and amaze, but sometimes also frighten you.
Everyone knows the image of a dog chasing its own tail. We see an animal endlessly turning round and round, but the animal itself sees something that draws it’s full attention. Oops, got to chase it. But the tip of the tail vanishes as quickly as it comes closer.
Repetition and change are at the core of all the new works that Feigl is creating especially for his first large solo. Each of these is an attempt to make his favorite synthetic material come alive. It moves until a screw comes loose, a part wears out or something just breaks. This vulnerability of Feigl’s ‘beasts’ is reminiscent of our own fragility and our longing to project life onto lifeless things.
But most of all his work just oozes the pleasure of movement. Endlessly captured, until something breaks.
MU | Strijp S
Opening times (during exhibitions)
Tuesday & Wednesday 12.00-18.00 h
Thursday & Friday 12.00-21.00 h
Saturday & Sunday 12.00-18.00 h