The multilayered exhibition Psychoprosa by Swiss artist Thomas Feuerstein is a feat of alchemical imagination. Occupying the borderline between art and science, Feuerstein makes installations that resemble greenhouses, laboratories, cooling chambers and factories. Pipes linking apparatuses growing algae and fungi meander through space while synthetic hallucinogens and viscous slimes form transparent, liquid sculptures. Questioning and reframing the overlap of imagination and observable fact, Feuerstein’s first major exhibition in Germany is beautifully conveyed in this substantial museum catalog pairing full-bleed color installation photographs with a lighthearted novella by the artist, For He’s A Jelly Goo Fellow, about a “slime age,” when humanity protoplasmically merges to form a new collective. Gallerie im Taxispalais director Beate Ermacora walks us through the exhibition and explicates the artist’s work; curator Jurgen Tabor discusses the artist’s drawings; and metaphysics philosopher Graham Harman engages with the artist in an enlightening conversation.
Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 240 pp / 30 b&w and 45 color
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