29 March – 23 April 2011
The works Kirsten Pieroth realized for the exhibition at Supportico Lopez have their starting point in an object with a very distinct and domestic nature: a bed.
Using an old discarded bed frame found on the street, Pieroth transformed the object once related to privacy and retreat into a display cabinet by using the wooden frame of the original structure. The cabinet displays an array of objects and documents related to the bed.
For Lamp, the bed springs of the frame have been dismantled and arranged in a way to mimic a decorative structure of a lampshade, thus evoking the notion of comfort.
View from a Bed consists of a short snapshot video, showing a bug circling in frenetic motions around a light bulb on the ceiling.
Kirsten Pieroth’s practice often centers on the corruption of everyday items, creating a tension between the literal and abstract readings of these objects as signifiers of particular historical and cultural moments.