Thailand Biennale, Korat 2021

 

Beyond Pharmakon –

Collecting fragments for an imaginary embodiment: portraits of artists, curators, and researchers by using medical images

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#130 Spiral _Beyond Pharmakon, 2021, printed on paper, 20 x 20 cm

 

 

 

#120-122 -scape _Beyond Pharmakon,2021, series of three, 15 x 17 each

 

 

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#75_Beyond Pharmakon, 2021, printed on paper, 70 x 50 cm

 

 

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#81 Zimzum_Beyond Pharmakon, series of 9, each 27 x 13; Outtake, 70 x 100 cm

 

 

 

 

 

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#99 Beyond Pharmakon, printed on paper, 50  x 70 cm

 

 

 

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#110 Beyond Pharmakon, printed on paper  120  x 84 cm

 

 

 

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#47 Light_ Beyond Pharmakon, printed on paper  50  x 70 cm

 

 

 

 

 

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#81 – #89 Zimzum_Beyond Pharmakon, series of 9, each 27 x 13

 

 

 

 

 

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#7_ Beyond Pharmakon, 2021, 120 x 84 cm

 

 

 

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#61 -#72_ Beyond Pharmakon, 12 prints on translucent paper, framed on mirrors; each is 15 x 21 (Text: Atemwende by Paul Celan)

 

 

The portraits of 2020

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Beyond Pharmakon

Pharmakon (from Greek φάρμακον): 1) remedy; 2) poison; 3) scapegoat

In the work series Beyond Pharmakon, I portray artists, curators, and researchers by using the medical images of their past or current condition of disease or disablement. The images are mostly x-rays and MRIs I artistically modify and combine with texts as visual structures and drawings. go to the concept description

With Beyond Pharmakon, I wish to indicate the disease as a potential for consciousness transformation towards life, memory, and empathy of the individual and in its connectivity as a social body. In their activities, artists, curators, and researchers open up possibilities of discourse as they deal with multileveled and alternative realities and therefore “treat and cure” social awareness.

To begin the presentation, I show here two new portraits. Every month I will post a few works. Here some of the participants.

 

 

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