Etage Projects is delighted to announce the opening of the solo exhibition "Sacred Mountain' by Jerszy Seymour. The main piece and title of the show acts as both a climbable totem to our physical, mental and spiritual existence and as a fully functioning kitchen.
Composed of a rational free stack of the minimal elements needed for a kitchen, the steel surfaces are painted in a libidinous instinctual act with the purpose to find a schizophrenic harmony between success and failure where other forms are still possible. Together with the other 'Proto Tools' offering various stages of function and pre-function, and the 'Abstract Cave-ism' wall mural, the intention is to bring us to a primordial position where the border between user and viewer, holy and profane, domination and emancipation, and digestion and meditation are broken down and to where a new perspective can be achieved that incorporates without being mediated.
Set in the Berlin ring bahn as a minimal trip, the accompanying film ‘Thank God Hip-Hop, Pop Art, and (Your) Desire are Back’ is a pared back contemporary retelling of the mythical search for the holy grail (the prototype of all road movies) that in the eyes of Emma Jung was meant as the search for the divine, unattainable in the mindset of man in his time. The film, acting as a kind of dynamic painting, is an abstract cut and paste of Excalibur, Space Odyssey 2001, Repo Man, Monty Pythons Holy Grail and The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, where the retelling rejects the classical patriarchal conclusion, Arthur and Guinevere are expelled from the train and the rest of the cast come back in to dance.