Berlin - Exhibition

Ed Fornieles

Arratia Beer

29 Apr 201629 May 2016

The work of Ed Fornieles employs the vast amounts of available personal and public data that feeds our insatiable attention economy.

For “Die Geist: Flesh Feast,” his first solo exhibition in the gallery, Fornieles transforms the space into an environment reminiscent of a “Diet Bar” or “Health Food Bar.”
In this installation, which combines sculptures, animation, banners, films, and material from the artist’s web-based projects, Fornieles explores and re-enacts contemporary and quasi-messianic notions of self-management, bio-hacking, and the idea of rephrasing the body as a system that can utterly be controlled.
Fornieles states: “In the diet I am at the center, dreams of betterment and progress become biological, I am able to internalize ideas such as the American dream or Western enlightenment. I am becoming equipped with weapons such as smart drugs, micro-dosing, therapy, and personal training. I am becoming aware that these tools are unevenly accessible to people in different economic and political demographics…[ultimately] the cost of your self-management reduces the possibility of self determination for others.”

  • Reveal Yourself, 2016, Courtesy of the artist and Arratia Beer, Berlin.Reveal Yourself, 2016, Courtesy of the artist and Arratia Beer, Berlin.

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Special Events

Destination: Berlin
Where: Arratia Beer
Type: Opening

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