Kerstin Brätsch at Giò Marconi

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Artist: Kerstin Brätsch

Exhibition title: Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch (Poli’ahu’s Cure)

Venue: Giò Marconi, Milan, Italy

Date:  May 31 – July 29, 2016

Photography: Andrea Rossetti, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Barbara Wien, Berlin

Notes on Kerstin

1.
Black should be perceived as in primitive (peaceful and matriarchal) societies: it represents fertility, and it is also the color of damp caves, fertile soil, the uterus of the Goddess where life begins.

2.
“I swam with giant turtles, I walked on glass (lava) with my sunshields (glass)”. [1]

3.
Exotic and isolated places, populated by flora and fauna now extinct. The atmosphere is vibrant: a volcano vents smoke, and all around there is only the ocean.

4.
The paintings are like psychograms, warm and richly imaginative signs in which neither objects nor symbols are recognizable or seem to be represented: they are outbursts, violent discharges of energy that express sensations like hot or cold, light or shadow, love or hate, life or death.

5.
They live in the water and from the union of ancient minerals. They are not yet either demons or gods. They come before Man, fantasy, history, myth, religion.

6.
She has buried, and has buried herself. The taboo of death has never ceased to stimulate human thought, and funeral rites can be cathartic expressions symbolizing rebirth.

7.
The act has its motivations. The sign is the effect, but the work remains unfinished.

8.
Spirits are snared between the lines of lead of antique windows, as in the net of a dreamcatcher.

9.
Alchemy by greek khymeia (χυμεία), means melting, dripping, welding, inclose.

10.
She does not look to the sky to find God. She descends into the bowels of the earth to unite with the Goddess.

11.
Poli’ahu is crying, votive tears stones.

Mattia Ruffolo

[1] cit. Kerstin Brätsch

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Davide holds a KB glass, Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch. Image © Mattia Ruffolo

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Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Poli’ahus Cure], Marbling with Neon Lights, About the plants’ sleep pattern, Courtyard Trees, Full-Fall
Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Poli’ahus Cure], (detail)
Marbling. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Image © Mattia Ruffolo

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Kerstin Brätsch, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Occhiolino
Glass Lenses, . Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Occhiolino
Glass Lenses, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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 Kerstin Brätsch, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Occhiolino
Glass Lenses, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Occhiolino (detail)
Glass Lens, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Blocked Radiant (for Ioana) Occhiolino (detail)
Glass Lens, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Poli’ahus Cure]
Marbling with Neon Lights, Kerstin Brätsch
Shutters for Poli’ahu, Netting, Full-Fall. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Poli’ahus Cure]
Marbling with Neon Lights, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch, Offering bed for missing twin sister (Tongue or Tongue_Debo Skully). Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Tongue or Tongue Inverted (Kiss Her Other Double Skully)
Antique Glass. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Tongue or Tongue Inverted (Kiss Her Other Double Skully)
Antique Glass. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Pele, Is it you or perhaps you? & Holo mai Poliahu Facefold
Full-Fall,  Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #1. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Pele, Is it you or perhaps you?
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Pele, Is it you or perhaps you?
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Pele, Is it you or perhaps you? (detail)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Pele, Is it you or perhaps you? (detail)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Poliahu; Facefold
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Holo mai Poliahu; Facefold
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch, Forever Falling
Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Poli’ahus Cure]
Marbling with Neon Lights & Votive Stone-tears for Pele. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Votive Stone-tears for Pele (detail)
Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Votive Stone-tears for Pele (detail)
Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Votive Stone-tears for Pele (detail)
Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Votive Stone-tears for Pele (detail)
Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Lacrima di PELE (naked eye planet) & Ka Wahine Ai Honua_the Earth eating woman (witchfinger)
Full-Fall, Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #3, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Lacrima di PELE (naked eye planet)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation view, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: third Shock freeze
Full-Fall, Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #2, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: third Shock freeze
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: second cold into heat, Antique Glass
Full-Fall, Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #2. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Image © Mattia Ruffolo

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: second cold into heat
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: second cold into heat
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: first bone chill
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: first bone chill
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Dont Shape_Shape Shift_Mund der Wahrheit
Full-Fall, on Struttura #5. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Dont Shape_Shape Shift_Mund der Wahrheit
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Dont Shape_Shape Shift_Mund der Wahrheit
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Dont Shape_Shape Shift_Mund der Wahrheit (detail)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano sinistra & BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano destra)
Full-Fall, Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #4. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano sinistra) (detail)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano destra) (detail)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano destra)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, BRRRRÄTSCH (Sigis Mocken_mano destra)
Antique Glass, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, I Nomi / le Linee (the Lie, the Lines, in name of life)
Full-Fall, Kerstin Brätsch on Struttura #6, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Full-Fall presents Kerstin Brätsch [Poli’ahu’s Cure] at Giò Marconi
Installation View, Image © Andrea Rossetti

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Kerstin Brätsch, Poliahu’s Curse: first bone chill & second cold into heat & third Shock freeze
Full-FallKerstin, Brätsch on Struttura #2. Image © Andrea Rossetti

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