shameful compromises/schändliche kompromisse

Look at that feral pig rooting for pixels. What do they want? A few apples or acorns, the odd image, and many histories become unearthed and exposed to light. Like concepts waiting to be tossed up and overturned, as if doing so will give passage from mind to material. At times, their labour is anxious and peppered with long periods between forest and garden. Exactly what they are looking for is a question. We can only see that they are in the act of doing something. It is hard to know what lies under the surface even slightly and especially deeply, in that cool and dark dampness. But we can hold onto the certainty of moving—to the practice of poking, prying, searching, and roaming about—as an adaptable way of being that offers scattered remnants of presence and positions. Wallowing in the mud, we find things assembled in places they never belonged.

During a two-week residency, Colin Miner developed new works for a project in the garden space of La Datcha. A site-responsive installation will be on view this Sunday, August 11th, from 3-7 pm, and by appointment Monday, Aug 12th. Eber Pils and Apfelschorle will be offered as light refreshments.

Solo exhibition at La Datcha, Berlin, 2019

Publication of images and short text with Ella Dawn McGeough. In english & german translation by Manfred Naescher. PDF

Sincere appreciation for the generosity and support of Jessica Groome and Michael Krois.

Installation views. Tarp print, grommets; zink prints; raku pottery smoke tray, incense; air drying clay, garden wire; reactive dye print on silk, framing wire; silver gelatin prints; digital publication; eber pils