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Dennis Feser (1978) lives in Braunschweig, where he works as performance artist.

“All of Feser’s video works visualize the attempt to dissolve the material boundaries between the self and the other, and at the same time, they show the failure of the attempt. In Knospe the artist lies on a sheet of PVC printed with a rosebud pattern, while a bump made of adhesive tape grows over his mouth and nose. The use of this material alone makes it clear that this growth is also a wound, and at the same time, it is the very thing that is supposed to heal the facial features.” --Stephan Berg

“The vegetables used in Feser’s most recent works are not “in” the body, but “on” it, which instigates certain kinds of disturbed reactions. As heads of lettuce and fennel bulbs are torn apart and cut up, their sculptural qualities appear, and at the same time, they seem to represent “nature” in a vague sort of sense. These natural materials serve as body armor, and yet their enormous weight strains the body they pretend to protect. When the robotic-looking marionettes covered in rhubarb awkwardly attempt to balance on one leg, this duality of protection and endangerment becomes obvious. Besides this, the video camera also maintains the awareness of how the reconstruction of the body has failed: when individual leaves come loose from the tape and body and then fall off, the absence of perfection is seen. Unlike the paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, in which human body parts are formed by overlaid inversions of fruit and vegetables, Feser’s work is about body appliqués, which are condemned to imperfection and failure.” --Sabine Kampmann

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