At Kunstverein Regensburg, Myriam Thyes is showing a video and a photo series (Smart Pantheon and Smart Tunnel) that focus on an everyday gesture: Hands of different people using their smartphones. Their screens do not show apps. Instead, once more we see sensually moving hands, holding smartphones, revealing them to be the amulets of our time: We cling to them, and they show us the way. The photomontages and the video are intercut to create something like a visual vortex. Another photo series, Deconstructive Puppetry, also focuses on the quotidian. In another close-up, we see two saleswomen changing the clothes on a male mannequin. To do so, they must disassemble it, which they clearly enjoy doing. The photographs show constructivist and surrealist-looking details of this “deconstruction.” The video Pinball Altar directs our gaze to three pinball machines playing simultaneously next to each other.
Opening: 18 Sep. 2021, 7 pm. Reception: Renate Haimerl Brosch and Maria Lang.
Introduction: Michael Staab (Cologne) in dialog with Myriam Thyes.
9 pm: Public outdoor screening featuring further works by Myriam Thyes, in cooperation with Städtische Galerie Leerer Beutel.
Neuer Kunstverein Regensburg