PANTHEON PHANTASMA
DEPENDANCE




Pantheon Phantasma
Dependance

13.01.–19.01.2020
Gold+Beton
Ebertplatz 3
50670 Cologne
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Curators: Donna Donnerberg, Eva Herrmann, Hannah Kuhlmann
Graphic: Eloise Harris, Max Pietro Hoffmann

Artist: DJ let go, Fabian Reichle, Gauthier Chambry, Gina Capitoni, Emilia Tapprest, Olga HolzschuhShunya, Silke Xanid Juul, Sophia Schach




„Et les rites sont dans le temps ce que la demeure est dans l‘espace.”

– Antoine de Saint–Exupéry



If  “rites are in time what our houses are in space” how could the rehabilitation of our living spaces, everyday objects and human interactions shape societal affection and a sense of belonging?  

Saint–Exupéry attributes the ritual with the potential for conveying a feeling of security and defines it further as a symbolic technique of containment. „Rituals transform being in the world into being at home. They make the world a reliable place. Rites are in time what our houses are in space. They make time tangible. Yes, they make it walkable like a house. They arrange time, furnish it.“ (*Byung-Chul Han, 2019)

In uncertain times, people usually conjure history, tradition and cultural heritage. Thus a ritual can also be understood as a reflection on a common identity. The design of a >ritual based habitus< is constantly bound to social influences. They transmit and represent values and orders which carry a community. Often rituals amortize a community without linguistic communication, but through their very own semiotic system. With a view to a society that is growing together more and more, but at the same time individualized, which allows the individual to be isolated from themself and their environment, new forms of community life - new rituals - are needed. As soon as the constitution of space changes, the home must be adequately adapted.

In the ritual framework, things are not consumed or consumed, but needed. Ritual practices ensure that we deal and resonate not only with other people but also with other than human beings. Rituals and ceremonies connect human life with all living dynamics in the biological world as well as with material matters, spirits, space and time.

The exhibition „Pantheon Phantasma Dependance“ examines the foundations and excrescences of rites that are reconstructed and interpreted by both; local and international artists* from various disciplines. The aim is to create a place that - by uniting past, present and future - negotiates various possibilities for (re)connection with an ever-changing world and thus embarks on a search for new ways of life and co-living.

Initiator
Hannah Kuhlmann


Curators Pantheon Phantasma + Dependance
Donna Donnerberg, Eva Herrmann, Hannah Kuhlmann


Scenography Pantheon Phantasma Dependance
Gauthier Chambry


Graphic
Max Pietro Hoffmann, Eloise Harris


Technical production manager
Dennis Enyan



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