Lokal 30 Warsaw

Lokal 30 Warsaw

Catastrophe #3, 2014 

Archival pigmented ink-jet print, 150x215 cm framed, Edition of 3

(Model ca. 100m2)

 

CHRISTOPH DRAEGER
Unforced Errors
Opening: 30th May 2014, 7pm
Breakfast with the artist: 31st May 2014, 11am-1pm
Exhibition: 31st May – 12th July 2014
 
lokal_30, Wilcza 29a/12, Warszawa, lokal30.pl

Exactly three years have passed since Christoph Draeger’s first exhibition at lokal_30 in May 2011, in the gallery space in Foksal St. The show juxtaposed two joint projects by Draeger and Reynold Reynolds. The first was Apocalypso Place (2000), a video installation emanating the apocalyptic spirit of the turn of the centuries, comprising a reconstruction of a vandalised apartment and a sitcom-flavoured video with the dwellers of Apocalypso Place engrossed in TV coverage of catastrophes. The second – The Last News (2002) – was a coverage of the end of the world created as a reaction to the events of 9/11 in New York, mocking the way tragic events are presented in mass-media.
Similar themes emerge also from the show Unforced Errors, featuring Draeger’s works from the recent years, including the installation devoted to the presidential airplane crash in Smolensk as seen by a foreigner. The found footage video The Man Who Stole the Moon (2010), comprising mostly TV news footage and videos from the Internet, marks an attempt to investigate the media discourse and various theories and hypotheses related to the catastrophe present in the media. Also on display is the latest, two-channel video The Rd. (2013), where Draeger juxtaposes the film The Road from 2009, a story of a father and son’s journey across post-apocalyptic America, with his own version of the journey made by himself and his three-year-old son.

 
Project co-financed by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Catastrophe #3, 2014 

Archival pigmented ink-jet print, 150x215 cm framed, Edition of 3

(Model ca. 100m2)

Catastrophe #3, 2014 

Untitled (Smolensk), ceramic 56x76x8 cm, 2014

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

Untitled (Smolensk), 2014

Burnt clay, lacquered, 56x76x8 cm

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

Untitled (Smolensk), 2014

Burnt clay, lacquered, 56x76x8 cm

Monument for Gerald E. Kowalski, 2014

Rubbing (frottage) of L.A. fire department memorial

Graphite on paper, 200x 225 cm

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

The Rd., 2013

Synchronized two channel HD video installation, 7 min 48

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

LIVE/DEAD, since 1991

Live records of dead stars.

117 Vinyl records from a growing collection of ca 235 

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

LIVE/DEAD, since 1991

DJ set with LIVE records by dead stars. Performance for the opening

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw

L.A.ndscapes with Messages, 2014

27 slides (24x36 mm) with audio: KJazz Radio (L.A. Mainstream Jazz radio station)

Installation view,  Lokal 30, Warsaw