Can you buy pleasure?

Are our senses ready to see, feel, hear, smell and taste? Do we still have the time to enjoy in peace? In the fast bite. Do we find the right measure? Do we enjoy food that has been denatured, artificially enriched with taste and optically refined? Is the enjoyment? Industrial fraud is standard to deceive consumers commonly. Can you buy pleasure? is an art exhibition from a sustainable view.

There is the counter-movement of the regional, biological, fair, ethical: the sustainable way. Can the consumer enjoy good heart? How has pleasure changed in our society today with different ways of life, different eating habits, stress?

The five artists’ answer with Foto, Video, Installation, Objects, Interactive Installation and, Performances.

Artists: Christiane Gaebert, Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal, Libera Mazzoleni, Monika Plattner

Program

19.5. – 30.6.2017

Kann man Genuss kaufen? Foto: M. Gottwick Can you buy pleasure?

Can you buy pleasure? Foto: M. Gottwick

Exhibition, Performance, Lecture

Exhibition: Fridays 17:00  – 20:00

Vernissage 19.5., 19:00,
Performance „The art to eat a raisin“ by Christiane Gaebert

The art to eat a raisin. C Christiane Gaebert Can you buy pleasure?

The art to eat a raisin.
C Christiane Gaebert

Artiststalk 2.6., 19:00 with Mariel Gottwick, Maria Korporal and Monika Plattner via Skype

Lecture with Discussion 16.6., 19:00, „SINNvoll essen – wie die Produkte auf unseren Tellern mit unserer Lebensweise zusammenhängen “ by Johanna Ernst, cand. Master,  Universität Oldenburg im Fach Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften

Finissage 30. 6., 19:00, Performance „Godo ergo sum“ with two performances by the Italian artist Libera Mazzoleni:
1. Live Performance „Godo ergo sum“, 2017
Short action (13/15 minutes)
What would happen, TODAY, in the production chain of pleasure if the enjoyment would be satisfied? Is man the final purpose of producing pleasure? But also: what is pleasure?
2. Video of the performance „Today, ‚The gods are gone“ (from The last supper), 24 minutes.
In an unhallowed church, a table covered with a black cloth is going to host the dinner of 12 men; in the middle a dish full of fruit; in a line, waiting for the guests, 12 plates, some of which with specific objects connected to the person that will sit there. A mannequin with dark glasses and a military vest stays in the central position and will be the visual focus around which all people will move never communicating among them, but communicating with the rest of the world, thanks to technology, as usually happens to see in public spaces or on the tube, e.g. using ipods, tablets, mobiles…

Scene from the performance Today, "The gods are gone" (from The last supper) © Libera Mazzoleni Can you buy Pleasure?

Scene from the performance Today, “The gods are gone” (from The last supper) © Libera Mazzoleni

From the guestbook

Thank you for the beautiful provocative exhibition. I’m looking forward to what’s coming!

Thank you for the lovely evening.

Are the hands carrots or carrot hands?

Filet vs. Entrecote. We all love meat.

Espacially if it stays alive.

I see mushrooms beeing born out of shrimps.

I like bees.

Bear sausage reminds me of my refrigeratorat home. Have a bad conscience. Really excited to think.

It is unbelievable how the artists know how to grasp and express the modern dramatic art of modernity. Monsanto and Compagnions destroy our beautiful rich earth.

I am a vegan. Please have more vegetables.

Well, since I have directly appetite for a beautiful Schnitzel.

Sometimes he had to cry softly.

If I had money, I would buy everything.