A NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR INSOMNIA

Nation-rejecting state-founders, alienated in their own habitat, a group of artists map a hazy and half-awake condition. Some are seen as vogue cultists, others are known as prominent gene-splicers, populating their zones with morphing, pollution-riddled beings – visitors from an unknown future art. Some are scaven- gers, bending tools out of ore and bone, salvaging their own beginnings. One is a colonist, plundering precious objects to fill the cube. All are driven by different instincts but all are part of a singular impulse – to survive.

Obsessed with objects but rejecting value, they attempt to transmogrify forms rather than shape substance. Finding new shapes and visions that mirror our familiar cities and shores – shimmering in urban dust-haze, a second away from blackout as a trawler’s anchor cuts through the transatlantic fiber-optic cable.

More than anything, A New Prescription For Insomnia is a state of mind. A series of tactics for making the mind stateless. For finding and exploiting what pockets of terra incognita we can on this satellite-drenched planet.

Temporary autonomous zones, Hakim Bey called them. No one is an island, someone, long ago, almost said. Every one of us is part of the mainland.

Zoë Claire Miller
Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else, 2014
Porcelain and engobe
40cm x 10cm x 6cm

Silas Parry
End of The Line, 2015
Latex, pigment, chain, plastic fishing buoy and rope 2.25m x 60cm x 40cm

Michele Gabriele
BIWI PRNCSS (When you were here), 2016
Pigmented Silicone and office chair 106cm x 59.5cm x 58cm

Michele Gabriele
BIWI PRNCSS (When you were here), 2016
Pigmented Silicone and office chair 106cm x 59.5cm x 58cm

Paul Barsch
Stare Moons, 2017
Powder-coated metal, synthetic clay 50 x50 x 50 cm

Omsk Social Club
Inform_Exform_Reform Matter Sample, 2016/2017
Vinyl, Custom plinth 140 x 140 cm

Omsk Social Club
Inform_Exform_Reform Matter Sample, 2016/2017
Vinyl, Custom plinth 140 x 140 cm

Omsk Social Club
Inform_Exform_Reform Matter Sample, 2016/2017
Vinyl, Custom plinth 140 x 140 cm

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Lorenzo Sandoval
Shadow Writing (Talbot / Babbage), 2017
HD Video stereo 10’, steel, clay, wood, print on chiffon, oil on linen, cactus skeleton

Adam Chad Brody and Julia Colavita
Gem Drug, 2015
Digital video, 6’

Miller Robinson
29Cu+30Zn/l +3Li = L3, 2017
Ink on paper; unlimited edition
5.5 x 4.25 in (opens up to 11 x 17 in)

Miller Robinson
29Cu+30Zn/l +3Li = L3, 2017
Ink on paper; unlimited edition
5.5 x 4.25 in (opens up to 11 x 17 in)

Michele Gabriele
FIRSTY-FISTY, 2015
Mixed Medium
10 x 9 x .5 cm, 11 x 10 x 3 cm

Julia Colavita
Insulation (coils II), 2016
Polystyrene foam, acrylic paint, reflective spray paint, varnish, spray paint, flax, wire 30 x 30 cm

Julia Colavita
Insulation (coils II), 2016
Polystyrene foam, acrylic paint, reflective spray paint, varnish, spray paint, flax, wire 30 x 30 cm

Michele Gabriele
Shitty-Slippy-Slutty (A beautiful and dangerous night), 2015
Silicone and knife 140cm x 100cm x 50 cm

Miller Robinson
29Cu Suit, 2016-Present
Copper and polyester Artist’s proportions

Zoë Claire Miller
Metaplasm, 2016
Glazed Ceramic
16 x 13 x 9 cm

Zoë Claire Miller
Metaplasm, 2016
Glazed Ceramic
16 x 13 x 9 cm

Miller Robinson
29Cu = L3 (Cleaning), 2017
Digital video, 3’ loop

Miller Robinson
29Cu = L3 (Cleaning), 2017
Digital video, 3’ loop

A New Prescription For Insomnia
Curated by GeoVanna Gonzalez
w/ works by Paul Barsch
Adam Brody, Omsk Social Club, Julia Colavita, Michele Gabriele, Silas Parry,
Zoë Claire Miller, Miller Robinson, Mark Stroemich, Lorenzo Sandoval.
At Horseandpony Fine Arts, Berlin
30 April, – 21 May

Horseandpony Fine Arts