Frutta is proud to present the solo exhibition of Catherine Biocca, titled SS / Sad Symphony.
A: Even if I am so small it still can hurt to land in broken glasses..
B: You probably feel pretty much the same or worse than me, but still I don’t understand how could you do this to me..
C: How could you do this? Let me tell you, you are quite heavy, I’m squeezed.
B: I didn’t expect anything like this to be honest. Please don’t let this reach my eyes in this very moment. Help me to jump!
C: Make a move!
A: Please consider your boundaries, you know? I feel like when both of your parents die and you know you will be next and suddenly you start to sense how fast everything goes.. (sound of broken glasses)
C: Oh oh oh my God!
A: Oh man, this sucks!
B: What do you see from there?
A: What do you think?
B: I have only this stupid wall in front of my eyes..
C: Oh oh oh my God! My eyes feel so tired I can hardly keep them open..
B: Oh Dear!
C: Can you just assist me a moment?
B: Sorry, but I’m missing my hands, I can’t really help you. How could it happen? (sound of broken glasses)
A: Feels like we are missing some pieces from down here.
C: How did we end up on the floor anyways?
B: I can tell you how we ended up like this: flying. Isn’t it great?
B: Read my lips: g-r-e-a-t. How could it happen? (sound of broken glasses)
C: I thought it would be warmer here (very fast)
A: What did you say?
C: I said I thought it would be warmer here.
B: What should we do now?
A: We should think about some kind of plan, this is not gonna solve itself otherwise.
C: I agree totally.
B: I think we should water these poor plants to begin with.
C: Yeah right, why don’t you have a walk and close the windows ha ha ha. Please consider your boundaries, (sound of broken glasses) aha.
B: Even if I am so small it still can hurt to land in broken glasses..
A: How do you feel?
C: I feel like when both of your parents die and you know you will be next and suddenly you start to sense how fast everything goes..
B: I’m afraid this is going to take some more time ha ha ha!
A: Man, no way
B: Don’t know what to say actually.
A: Someone should clean this mess..
C: Yeah he is right. I guess we need some scissors to open this plastic bags first of all. I can’t really breathe in here.
B: I’m afraid.
C: I’ll have to leave soon.
Catherine Biocca (Roma, 1984) lives and works in Berlin. She graduated at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 and gained her postgraduate/residency program at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam in 2015.
Her upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: Frutta, Rome, IT; PSM Gallery, Berlin, DE; Kunstverein Nurnberg, BE, PIK, Köln, DE, curated by Carla Donauer (all 2017); Jeanine Hofand, Amsterdam, NL; Le Foyer, Zurich, CH; PSM Gallery, Berlin, DE (all 2016); Open Studios Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL, 019, Ghent, BE, curated by Thomas J Caron; Silberkuppe, Berlin, DE (all 2015); Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, DE (2013); Museum Kunstraum Neuss, Neuss, DE (2010).
Her recent group exhibitions include: GAK Bremen, DE curated by Janneke de Vries (2017); 3rd Animation Biennial Shenzhen, Shenzhen, CN, curated by Li Zhenhua; Greengrassi, London, UK; Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen, DE, curated by Benedict Hipp; Frutta, Rome, IT (all 2016); Komplot, Brussels, BE, IGST, a project by Sara van Woerden; Jeanine Hofand, Amsterdam, NL; New Media Festival, Miami, US; Ginko Art Space, Beijing, CN; Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE; Martin van Zomeren gallery, Amsterdam, NL (all 2015); Atelier im Walzwerk, Dusseldorf, DE (2010); Italian Pavilion, Biennale project at S. Gallo Church, Venezia, IT (2005). Curatorial projects: Jolly Joker, project space in collaboration with Benedikt Hipp and Lisa Reitmeier, Amsterdam, NL (2016).
Awards: Hans-Purrmann Förderpreis (2017); Projectsubsidies, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and il Beweezen Talent Bijdrag, Mondriaan Fonds (both 2016); Strabag Art Award (2015).