Group exhibition by Tarwuk and Anni Puolakka & Jaakko Pallasvuo
zaterdag 18 november 2017
vrijdag 9 februari 2018
Opening 17 november
Marloes de Vries
It’s just the beast under your bed, in your Closet, In your Closet, In your Closet, In your Closet, In your bed, in Terra Dominion.
When the ‘real’ world starts resembling science-fiction fantasy, summoning spirits and performing occult rituals as a remedy suddenly doesn’t seem such a crazy idea. As the Enlightenment’s rational values fade from the spotlight, with the technologized society offering little solace, there is an increasing interest in the magic practices of occult subcultures, science fiction, and fantasy stories. Fascinated by these trends, MAMA enters the witching season with HOST, a jointly designed installation combining the work of two artist duos: New York-based Croatian duo Tarwuk (Bruno Pogacnik Wukodrakula and Ivana Vuksic) and Jaakko Pallasvuo and Anni Puolakka from Finland, who are based in Rotterdam and Helsinki. These pairings share a fascination in rituals, fantasy, techno/cyber paganism, occult undercurrents, and chaos magick.