No Natural Disaster at HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts

No natural disaster 13_Raafat

Artists: Diana Artus, Caitlin Berrigan, Tamen Perez, Armita Raafat, Viktor Timofeev, Clémence de La Tour du Pin

Exhibition title: No Natural Disaster

Venue: HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Date: November 27 – December 19, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin

Below sea level in the desert, we are buffered from the ocean by a wall of dry mountains.
The only soft body here is the desert floor, absorbed by the accidental flood
of a river, rerouted.
Postcards of a resort oasis show blue water,
bronzed bodies, white boats and yellow blossomed date palms.
Now full of metal and oxygen-eating microbes, the sea’s fish thrown in for sport are suffocating the smell of them fills the air
even after their carcasses have dried.
No horizon or colors distinguish
the wet from the dry, sea from desert,
but as you approach, your foot sinks a bit deeper and a trail of debris starts with toilet tanks in shards, whorls of barbed wire, collapsed trailer shacks
and merges with a thick fringe of fish bones
where the desert is drying itself out, returning to salt. The valley is an unfirm fault.
Mud volcanoes on its rim belch soaked sand in the air.
To this din of mountain dust the only contrast
is black obsidian boulders from the last eruption 2000 years ago, which we steal and break
a bottle of wine for Pele
staining the butte red so she won’t be angry
so the dates stuck in our teeth will still taste sweet.

After annihilation
I am becoming mineral

This is no natural disaster
it is just the natural
consequence of two people, fucking,
having fucked. Fuck

the tourists and their picnics
fuck this measured green leisure
fuck all the children
discovering the softness of grass

-Caitlin Berrigan

No natural disaster 01_Artus, Perez

No natural disaster 02_Artus, Perez

No natural disaster 03_Artus, Perez

No natural disaster 04_Artus

No natural disaster 05_Perez

Tamen Perez, Pintoras #3, 2016, acrylic on canvas 70 x 90 cm

No natural disaster 06_Perez

Tamen Perez, Pintoras #3, 2016, acrylic on canvas 70 x 90 cm

No natural disaster 07_Perez

No natural disaster 08_Perez

Tamen Perez, Untitled, 2016, 42.5 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper

No natural disaster 09_Perez

Tamen Perez, Untitled, 2016, 42.5 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper

No natural disaster 10_Artus

Diana Artus, The big other (Starschnitt eins + zwei), 2016, xerox prints, taped together to a size of 174 x 120 cm and two publications, xerox printed, 41 x 29 cm

No natural disaster 11_Artus

No natural disaster 12_Artus

Diana Artus, The big other (Starschnitt eins + zwei), 2016, xerox prints, taped together to a size of 174 x 120 cm and two publications, xerox printed, 41 x 29 cm

No natural disaster 13_Raafat

Armita Raafat, Untitled, 2016, mixed media, 216 x 20 x 103 cm

No natural disaster 14_Raafat

Armita Raafat, Untitled, 2016, mixed media, 216 x 20 x 103 cm

No natural disaster 15_Raafat

Armita Raafat, Untitled, 2016, mixed media, 216 x 20 x 103 cm

No natural disaster 16_Raafat

Armita Raafat, Untitled, 2016, mixed media, 216 x 20 x 103 cm

No natural disaster 17_Perez

No natural disaster 18_Artus, Perez

No natural disaster 19_Artus, Perez.jpg

No natural disaster 20_Perez.jpg

No natural disaster 21_Perez.jpg

No natural disaster 22_Perez.jpg

Tamen Perez, Pintoras #4, 2016, acrylic on canvas 70 x 90 cm

No natural disaster 23_DeLaTourDuPin

Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Untitled (caduceus), 2016, brass, 7.5 x 154 x 33.5 cm

No natural disaster 24_DeLaTourDuPin

Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Untitled (caduceus), 2016, brass, 7.5 x 154 x 33.5 cm

No natural disaster 25_DeLaTourDuPin

Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Untitled (caduceus), 2016, brass, 7.5 x 154 x 33.5 cm

No natural disaster 26_Artus

Diana Artus, The big other (Starschnitt eins + zwei), 2016, xerox prints, taped together to a size of 174 x 120 cm and two publications, xerox printed, 41 x 29 cm

No natural disaster 27_Artus

Diana Artus, The big other (Starschnitt eins + zwei), 2016, xerox prints, taped together to a size of 174 x 120 cm and two publications, xerox printed, 41 x 29 cm

No natural disaster 28_DeLaTourDuPin

Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Snake, 2016, brass, 12 x 84 x 12 cm

No natural disaster 29_DeLaTourDuPin

Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Snake, 2016, brass, 12 x 84 x 12 cm

No natural disaster 30_Timofeev

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

No natural disaster 31_Timofeev

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

No natural disaster 32_Timofeev

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

No natural disaster 33_Timofeev

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

No natural disaster 34_Timofeev

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

Viktor Timofeev, Sazarus 4 (short), 2016, Single channel video with sound 3’17”

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