Professor Christoph Zellweger's new exhibition 'Domesticated' opens at Marsden Woo Gallery
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Street furniture to keep you fit and playground facilities for all ages have become familiar sites in many urban public spaces. In his forthcoming solo show, Domesticated, Christoph Zellweger presents new work that reflects on omnipresent social engagement in practices of self-improvement.
Through furniture-scale objects specifically designed to encourage interaction, Zellweger scrutinises inherent everyday experiences that individuals perform in order to deal with acceptance, fears and desires. These practices discipline our bodies and domesticate our existence.
Intensively engaging in material research, Zellweger explores carpentry and the physical and emotional qualities of domestically-charged materials – mainly oak and oak veneer. In doing so, he creates deliberately overworked objects which navigate between sculpture and device.
Discussion, photography, performance and other forms of engagement with the exhibited works are planned to take place during the private view and throughout the show. Images from the show are available on Instagram.