WEEKENDHAUS is a 10 session projects and 10 artists are invited to submit works in conjunction with traditional family home to representation through their create idea. The exhibition takes place in an apartment inhabited.
The session of WEEKENDHAUS present "Portable Structures" by Patrick Jambon.
"Portable Structures" : The project has its origins in the image of Berlin's sausage streetvendors, who carry their grill equipment on their own bodies. Inspired by this form, I designed structures that enable me to set boxes or shelves on my body, and a computer. They serve as platforms for gaming and forums. A computer is built into the structure and a computergame (karaoke, car racing, Dance Dance Revolution), which can be played by the spectators, is installed on the computer. I use this game as an extension of the body to create an interaction with the audience. Thus, the audience may be motivated, entertained and trained at the same time. It is a debate with our entertainment society, in which freedom and creativity occur within a given framework. At the same time, the idea is to imagine strategies in form of action against precariousness. The action combines the obligation to be self-reliant with the pleasure of doing things yourself in form of new occupations. The image of the artist as the model of the creative, flexible, autonomous, non-alienated worker becomes state- supported ideal.
Patrick Jambon (1966, Lyon) studied at the Fine Art School of Lyon, at the Academy of Art in Du¨sseldorf with Nam June Paik, at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and at the University of Fine Arts Berlin. Since 1990, he has held exhibitions and actions in different countries of Europe, America and Asia. "Patrick Jambon examines the connections between imagination and reality. He is aware of the absurdity of existence; with a nonchalant smile he moves in a world of constant (spatial) metamorphoses. The ironic alienation and revaluation of the utensils of everyday life is the artistic foundation for the metamorphosis of the props and attributes used by the artist. The life forms in the utopia seem cloned, products of bio-engineering, extraterrestrial, androgynous and filled with indifferent ecstasy, humanity and home are like failed jokes". (Michael Voets, Kunstraum Du¨sseldorf)
Organized by Chun-chi, Wang