through May 26th 2012
Somatös is a word formation that mixes the idea of the somatic (physiological) and comatose. This state of uncertainty is the basic idea of the exhibition: inscrutable material, form, surface and appearance.For the Greek natural philosophers, similar to the hylozoists of the 17th century, life was a quality of matter itself. The world is soaked with life and obviously dead appearing things can be alive. Immanuel Kant judged: „The hylozoism inspirits everything, the materialism however kills everything.” Krebber talks about his sculptures as the „un-dead“ that seem to get out of control make us look like the sorcerer’s apprentice.