SAN SERRIFFE



Group show together with Daria Melnikova and Kaspars Grosevs

Curated by Elina Sproge
Intro space. Riga, Latvia
2016



Guests are always welcome here. The smell of the skin is mixed with the boxwood and the nasal notes of palm trees. Safe from the pointed gaze of Google, the thirsty will find a cool tranquility. The phone is switched off, the background fills with the murmur of the aboriginal Flongs, the parrots repeat incomprehensible words. Cemented poetry here echoes like a distant song, verses coiling along the serpentine twists and turns. "Promenade of wine perfume opens slow bottle," wrote Burroughs, probably unsuspecting that he is describing the serene San Serriffe evenings more precisely than a stenographer. Why should we keep repeating the same old words, if it is possible to invent new ones, an old Flong saying goes. "The land of opportunity" here gains a new interpretation, breaking the beams of light like a broken kaleidoscope. The air is muggy, a slow wind tosses washed-out hair, while atonal bird snorts pierce the ears. Following the horizon, an idle traveler may accidentally find himself in point Thirty, at the very end of the semicolon. Adorno wrote that "visually, the semicolon looks like a drooping mustache; I am even more aware of its gamey taste'. Let us stay with the semicolon at this moment.
K. Grosevs





Zebra tool

Laser cut in metal, screw, screw nut, wrench
Dimensions 145cm x 92cm
2016










Tiger tool
Laser cut in metal, screw, screw nut, wrench
Dimensions 100cm x 95cm
2016



Bird tool
Laser cut in metal, screw, screw nut, wrench
Dimensions 190cm x 90cm
2016








Overview.
Construction by Daria Melnikova / Paintings by Kaspars Grosevs