Alter Senator

January 15 - February 20, 2016

Willehad Eilers

 

 

In the age of virtually simulated success, while fed by Instagram and Facebook likes, we are all top managers and superstars. We are accelerating the pace of work, engaging in more ‘hobbies’, which performance we also have to assess with KPIs just like our ‘job’ gets scored by the bosses, investors, etc. We are taking classes of yoga, cooking chia seeds almond milk fused smoothies while embracing ‘mindfulness’. Can it all be just an attempt to escape the reality of multidimensional crises of contemporaneity: climate collapse, geopolitical flux and ultra-capitalistic oppression?

Using irony as a political strategy with tasteful humour on the aesthetic ground, German-born multimedia artist Willehad Eilers (Wayne Horse) invites the visitors to embark on a journey through the reality of a certain fictional individual, who constructs his own ‘reality’. Alter Senator, the cheapest high-grade alcohol beverage in the area of artist’s homeland, had become an integral part of ‘coping’ with the world around. Beauty Is there still way to tell the difference between the ‘real’ and the ‘imagined’?