Under The Seven Planets Parade

14/07/2022 – 24/07/2022



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Under The Seven Planets Parade

The artist duo Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger present with Under The Seven Planets Paradetheir ongoing work developed during their artist-in-residency in Athens. 

Over their three months stay they explored remote rural areas of the Cycladic Island of Sifnos and Tinos to glean raw wool, nowadays a valueless agricultural waste material, from local sheep farmers as well as the industrial areas all around Athens to find leftover wool from the industrial felt production. 

The large-sized tapestries shown in the exhibition are produced though low-tech crafting methods by the artists themselves. Mystical symbols of animals, plants and cosmological constellations discovered on historical embroidered textiles, antique ceramics and vernacular architecture ornamented these non-woven textiles. These textiles are for Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger not only simple tapestries but rather portable protective minimal architectural elements which the will furthermore activate in a performative way.

Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger are developing body of work that succeeds in articulating questions linked to the field of architecture with those of contemporary art. Nourished by a subtle association of references to the promises of the modernism movement and its utopias, as well as to the vernacular forms of craftsmanship, their works invite to reflect on the uses and rituals induced by our living contexts and by the objects that surround us. From there, they open up a work of investigation into collective mythologies allowing experimentation and the production of new forms.

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The artist-in-residency was supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS).