Cold Society

Martin Ebner/Florian Zeyfang
Them Ornamentals and us Accidentals Never the Trains Will Meet

in KW69 #3
Cold Society by Judith Hopf

January 20 – February 20, 2011

Artist: Kerstin Cmelka
With works by: Henrik Olesen, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Inge Morath/Saul Steinberg, Lena Henke, Julian Göthe, Martin Ebner/Florian Zeyfang

Morally speaking, the “cold society” is not a good or a bad society. It can run like clockwork, because it ritually confirms the familiar and remains true to it. So the question is not “what real results the cold societies achieve”, but “what permanent intention directs them; because the image they have of themselves are an essential part of their reality.”
(Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind)
 

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
D-10117 Berlin

 

 

Martin Ebner/Florian Zeyfang
Them Ornamentals and us Accidentals Never the Trains Will Meet
Video, 9 min. 37 sec., loop, silent, 2011