The only thing that can affect magnetic inversion is bad news
De krul, Maastricht
On the highway to hell, call a space a spade, especially when a sparrow in the hand is better than the pigeon on the roof. In French, one would say call a cat a cat, but what’s lost in translation is whispered down the lane. By trial and error, step-by-step and maybe on one’s toes, a word spoken cannot be recalled. Lest we forget, it’s hard to remember the swan song. Off the beaten path, we are waiting for the snail-mail and on the tip of my tongue, the sentence pulled a vanishing act. Disappeared into thin air, the name of the game becomes the bird of passage. And once gone, we come to the end of the road.
The circulation of people and commodities constitute the nodal point of a work questioning thresholds, limits, borders of spaces, ideas, values and practices. A hijacked city water circuit, a RoRo cargo ship transporting old European women, upgraded business cards, cucumber doors, a password, Belgian samosas, political discourses; Marine Kaiser’s tenuous installations play with exaggeration and contradiction to build fictions rooted in their specific contexts.
Graduated from HEAD Geneva and erg Brussels, Marine Kaiser (1992) is a Swiss-French artist based in Brussels and current resident of the Jan van Eyck Academie. Her work has lately been exhibited at Pavillon de l’Arsenal (Paris), AGB (Berlin), Manifesta 12 (Palermo), Le 18 (Marrakesh), Les Brasseurs (Liege), Palais de l’Athénée (Geneva), KANAL Centre Pompidou, Cunst-Link and CHEE (Brussels).
Marine Kaiser asked designer and screen printer Brent Dahl to not only print her work but also to freely design one sticker as an additional voice and perspective on this public object, which then took an unexpected detour. Text by Lisa Sudhibhasilp and Dutch translation by Roberta Petzoldt.