THE THIRD MIND
Installation Shots @gallery Cookie Snoie
“Who am I in my many worlds?” This question is the cornerstone of Dennis Feddersen’s new series of artworks ‘The Third Mind’. The artist responds in the title to the collage technique of William S. Burroughs; a method of giving new meanings to pieces by chance. Personalities are also formed in the same way as a Burroughs’ collage: they arise from experiences, inherited attributes and memories. This ‘ego collage’ is shown – depending on the life phase – in different shapes and colors, which Feddersen portrays in his photographs and sculptures.
The color of the ego
It is also about investigating of which the ‘I’ is ‘woven’. Feddersen embellishes one of the two gallery spaces with striped wallpaper, which aims to signify the eternal repeating patterns as a common thread for the exhibition spaces and human personality in particular. In the second room of the gallery a ‘Baker-Miller Pink’ dominates which is a reference to a very interesting fact. In the seventies, prison rooms in the US were painted in this color as it would bring tranquility among the inmates during their confinement. Yet, when you enter the exhibition space you might as well feel that the presence of this color is a bit off. However, Feddersen associates something neurotic with the pink and he is in fact playing with images that together represent the subconscious and the inexplicable.