|Photo: Pekka Mäkinnen|
25 May 2014 MPA BERLIN
Ernst Fischer & Thomas John Bacon
Two bodies; together yet apart, sit alone.
They are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, occasionally peaking but never climatically so.
Interrupted momentarily, yet always endured and never reaching the passionate intensity it is meant to induce.
Their wound grows; a flower opening up and holding a passion that is solely unique.
A hope or memory?
A passion; the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin.
We are very pleased to announce that Ernst Fischer & Thomas John Bacon will be presenting PASSION/Flower as part of MPA Berlin 2014. Following this performance Ernst & Thomas will join fellow artists Greg McLaren & Steve Slater as part of panel discussion, where audiences will have the chance to ask questions of their practice.
This work will take place MPA-HUB Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243 and is curated by Francesca Romana Ciardi. To find out more about the programme visit here.
This marks Thomas's second year at MPA Berlin. To return with PASSION/Flower is not only an exciting opportunity in itself but it also gives me a rare opportunity in regards to my practice-as-research around the phenomenology of body based art practices. This is because I originally curated an earlier dissemination of the work featuring Nicola Canavan alongside Ernst Fischer as part of the inaugural Tempting Failure in 2012. To document a work utilising an experiential point of view from initially the outside and now to be within will offer an exciting loci towards my ongoing investigations around the perception of Being & Self/s.