Art Cologne 2016: Artun Alaska Arasli, James Beckett, David Jablonowski
13. April 2016
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26. Mai 2016

Matthew Ronay
Dock, Berth, Antenna

April 14th – May 28th 2016
Opening: April 14th 2016, 6 pm

Matthew Ronay
Dock, Berth, Antenna

The orifice leads into the body, a portal from which we look out, or leak out. It’s a vulnerable docking point; docking being a fascinating technical term used for ships of all kinds. Berthing, on the other hand, is a specific word used in navigation that describes a vehicle or thing that parks in a specific place, whereas docking implies that both things are linking together unconnected to something else, imagine in the water or outer space. Terms used to describe something very specific like two objects bonding or interfacing have a way of applying themselves to people as well. Transferences of information, of psychology, of spirituality, or even the exchanging of basic material, exist in relation to their originating points and destinations. When this link happens is there a new thing created? What is this new object, is it still both possibilities or one? This access point is also susceptible; viruses, disease, psychic contamination. Do a satellite dish or an antenna relate themselves to the reproductive organs, having a receiving or spewing quality? Or do our organic counterparts resemble these technological portals? The brain, the loins, the nostril, the anus, the pee hole, the ear hole, the eye hole, the vagina; organic intelligences. Sometimes an object is awaiting to join, floating in nothingness, without its partner appearing almost useless. The space station, the satellite, the meteor, the moon, are they waiting to be linked, yoked, pierced, or used? Is not everything interconnected or moving toward cohabitation, attachedness, embracing? Or is it interdependent already? These are possibilities to keep in mind when viewing these phone booths, instruments, satellites, viruses, mounds, lovers, protrusions; these pieces of wood that are touching.

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay
Dock, Berth, Antenna

The orifice leads into the body, a portal from which we look out, or leak out. It’s a vulnerable docking point; docking being a fascinating technical term used for ships of all kinds. Berthing, on the other hand, is a specific word used in navigation that describes a vehicle or thing that parks in a specific place, whereas docking implies that both things are linking together unconnected to something else, imagine in the water or outer space. Terms used to describe something very specific like two objects bonding or interfacing have a way of applying themselves to people as well. Transferences of information, of psychology, of spirituality, or even the exchanging of basic material, exist in relation to their originating points and destinations. When this link happens is there a new thing created? What is this new object, is it still both possibilities or one? This access point is also susceptible; viruses, disease, psychic contamination. Do a satellite dish or an antenna relate themselves to the reproductive organs, having a receiving or spewing quality? Or do our organic counterparts resemble these technological portals? The brain, the loins, the nostril, the anus, the pee hole, the ear hole, the eye hole, the vagina; organic intelligences. Sometimes an object is awaiting to join, floating in nothingness, without its partner appearing almost useless. The space station, the satellite, the meteor, the moon, are they waiting to be linked, yoked, pierced, or used? Is not everything interconnected or moving toward cohabitation, attachedness, embracing? Or is it interdependent already? These are possibilities to keep in mind when viewing these phone booths, instruments, satellites, viruses, mounds, lovers, protrusions; these pieces of wood that are touching.

Matthew Ronay