STEP 35 | FATE - FUTURE - PLATE
Opening 23th Friday of September 2022
24th Saturday September 2022
(The exhibition will be on view)
During their stay in Yellow Brick Studio Anna Luczak and Jakob Forster are investigating the past of the future. At the ancient Oracle in Delphi and in conversation with the local coffee-ground-reader they are looking closely at the patterns created as a byproduct of divination techniques. Who does the “future” belong to? Who can afford to plan it? Is predicting one’s future bound to social class? Is the making sense of signs creating the future or do we see what we want to see? Using Nea Ionia as their base, the two artists are developing a series of porcelain works in close collaboration with local ceramic artist Giannis Mamoutsis. Anna Maria Łuczak, born 1984 in Łódź, Anna is an artist living and working in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Piet Zwart Institute. In 2017-2018 she was a resident of the Jan van Eyck Academy. She creates video-installations, sculptures, performances and functional objects. She is one of the founders of WET Film – a Rotterdam-based production and distribution cooperative for film, video and artists’ moving image. Together with Angelica Falkeling she runs Emotional Channel, a lifestyle project about different dimensions of precarity and unequal working relations. Jakob Forster, born 1991 in Munich) is an artist, curator and teacher who lives and works between Munich and Rotterdam. In his work Forster deals with the experience of loss as much as the consciously induced oblivion of the same. Forster employs gestures and acts that are at times painterly, at times graphical and sometimes sculptural.