Enthusiastinnen Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 28 September 28 – 21 October 2012
A grouping of works exploring the swing between positive and negative interpretations of Enthusiastinnen (female enthusiasts). Rusty, convulsed, dug-up shapes are carefully placed together to form recognisable features, and with great enthusiasm, miss-interpreted into parallel functions. Alleged situations are recreated, sometimes one shift beyond their origin. Die Enthusiastinnen are both comic heroes and a tragic heroines. They are both hopelessly devoted. The enthusiasts’ energy, is often miss-placed and they can quickly find their ardour renegaded to the outskirts. The enthusiast is the perpetual amateur, denied the official recognition of the professional. The question remains; was that a pat on the back or a slap in the face?