Montez Press
Christiane Blattmann
Metis in Space

Elusiveness is one of goddess Metis' major traits. However, when she, the one without an attachment to a place, intrudes into foreign locations at the very right moment - as it is her practice, she is entangled with memory and acuteness. The moment she infiltrates established relative strenghs, a continuity is introduced to an existing time - the intruder's extraneousness causes a rupture. She is familiar with narratitvity.

"Metis in Space" is a collage of texts in which the reader will encounter feasts on top of sarcophagai, hear about the appropriation of the third dimension and architecture of the fourth dimension, take a walk along the Via Ostiense in Rome accompanied by Pier Paolo Passolini and St. Paulus, join myth making with the italian writing collective Wu Ming, witness Constant meeting Bruno Latour and Henri Lefebvre as they are facing public fences in Hamburg, Germany, the naming of the planets and labyrinthine causing vertigo.

The clandestine and belowground side of social life / and the everyday life / The action / A metaphorical and roaming city penetrating the planned and easy-to-read city's clear text. / Simulation / mis-appropriation

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Auflauf der Fassaden, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 2013, curated by Rebekka Seubert, Gina Fischli and Susanne Stroh

Christiane Blattmann is an artist living in Hamburg and Brussels. A sculptural approach is the center around which the different forms of her work unfold. Part of these practices also involves creating platforms of exchange and discourse: she started the publishing house Montez Press with fellow artists and from 2011-2013 ran the ‚Betongalerie', an outdoor exhibition space in Hamburg with Jannis Marwitz. In her work she interweaves, intermeshes, combines, compounds, merges and processes; she creates tangled combinations of materials, structures, things, stories and characters. She sounds out the essential characteristics of the genre sculpture by working on the verge to other genres. Her hybrid objects shift between an “as well as” and a “neither nor”. Eluding all normative definition, it is dissolution that underlies aesthetic strategy.

ISBN 978-3-945247-06-8

Year: 2013

Format: 174 × 236 mm

Binding: Perfect bound

Pages: 70

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