Invitation / Dominika Trapp a T + U / I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP

We are happy to invite you for the opening of exhibition by Dominiky Trapp a T+U / I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.
Opening: 26.9. 6 PM
Exhibition: 26. – 29.9. 2015

The archetypical human being of the neoliberal consensus can be characterized by certain notions that are connected to the eternal idea of “youth” such as vitality, potency, dynamism, mobility. However, such concepts seem to be at odds with the demographic tendencies of the rapidly ageing Western societies, while the swelling ranks of pensioners will bust the existing welfare schemes aimed at caring with the elderly. The exhibition tries to examine the aesthetic aspects of this problem by dwelling into the services and devices that cater the elderly and brings an undesirable, but mostly inevitable life stage into tactile proximity.

Consultants: T+U, Tamás Farkas

DOMINIKA TRAPP was born in 1988 in Budapest. She lives in Berlin, and works in Berlin and Budapest. She studied painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Her paintings, drawings and collages are moving between abstract forms, doodling, and fragmented narratives resulting in some kind of personal mythology or socio-fantasy. Recently she has also been doing research based installations and actions related to food and eating, ranging from deep-fried everything till edible Viacolor bricks and experiments with fermented poems and vegetables. She is one of the founding members of the artist collective Csakoda, a group of young artists organizing travelling exhibitions in community centers in the countryside.

T+U (Technologie und das Unheimliche) is a publishing project and cross-disciplinary movement based in Berlin, Budapest, and Leipzig. It was initiated by Mark Fridvalszki, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi and Márió Z. Nemes in 2014. T+U aims to encompass the cultural phenomena that result from the confrontation between conditio humana and technology by thematic issues and related projects.

Curator: Anna Juhász

This project is being supported by the city of Brno.