Vernissage - Group Exhibition - POSITIONS - OPEN WALLS Gallery.

Ox - Br1- Vermibus

VERMIBUS. LA ESTÉTICA DEL DOLOR.
FROM 27TH OF FEBRUARY UNTIL THE 12TH OF APRIL 2014.

BETWEEN FEBRUARY 27TH AND APRIL 12TH LA TACHÉ GALLERY WILL BE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE EXHIBITION PAIN AESTHETICS. THE SHOW GATHERS PART OF THE RECENT WORK BY ARTIST VERMIBUS: INTERVENED ADVERTISING POSTERS AND DIVERSE MATERIALS FROM THE PROJECT THAT HE HAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED, TITLED DISSOLVING EUROPE.

THE RELATIONSHIP HE MAINTAINED DURING A PERIOD OF HIS LIFE WITH THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY SEEMED TO STIR SOMETHING ON HIS CONSCIOUSNESS THAT LED HIM TO START AN ARTISTIC CAREER AGAINST THE DICTATES OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY. VERMIBUS FIGHTS THE COLOSSUS BY DOING ACTIONS THAT ARE AIMED AT TRANSFORMING THE ADVERTISING SPACES ON THE STREETS WORLDWIDE IN CULTURAL SPACES AS WELL AS SPACES FOR REFLECTION.

HIS MODUS OPERANDI SITUATES HIM OUT OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK BECAUSE IT INVOLVES REMOVING FASHION AND PERFUME POSTERS FROM THE ADVERTISING SPACE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE IN ORDER TO INTERVENE THEM. AFTER THAT HE RETURNS THEM (IN THEIR NEW CONDITION) TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT, WHERE THEY DO NOT USUALLY REMAIN TOO LONG BECAUSE OF THE ILLEGALITY OF THE ACTION.

CARO DATA VERMIBUS (MEAT GIVEN TO WORMS) IS THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD “CORPSE” AND IS PRECISELY WHERE THE ARTIST TAKES HIS PSEUDONYM FROM, IN A CLEAR ALLUSION TO THE DEHUMANIZATION THAT THE MODELS ARE EXPOSED TO WITH THE PROCESS OF IMAGE RETOUCHING IN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THE INTERVENTION OF THE ARTIST
IN THESE ICONIC IMAGES CONSISTS ON CARRYING OUT A PROCESS OF DISFIGUREMENT THROUGH THE INTUITIVE USE OF SOLVENTS. WITH THIS GESTURE VERMIBUS DEFIES AND BLURS THE BEAUTY STANDARDS PROMULGATED BY THESE CAMPAIGNS AND ALSO MANAGES TO CAPTURES THE PASSER-BY ATTENTION, WHO IS SURPRISED TO BE INTERPELLATED BY SUCH LITTLE HEGEMONIC IMAGES IN THE PUBLIC SPACE. FURTHERMORE, THE ADVERTISING SPACE –WHICH TYPICALLY CONTAINS SERIAL IMAGES- NOW HOLDS A UNIQUE AND MORE PICTORIAL PIECE.

PROJECT DISSOLVING EUROPE LED HIM TO TOUR EUROPE WITH A DUBIOUS INTER-RAIL TICKET. ACCOMPANIED BY THE TEAM THAT RECORDED HIS ACTIONS, VERMIBUS PERFORMED IN VARIOUS CITIES. LA TACHÉ GALLERY WILL SHOW SOME OF THE KEYS HE USED TO OPEN THE POSTER SUPPORTS AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHS AND A VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT.

CONSIDERING ALL HIS ACTIONS ARE EPHEMERAL, VERMIBUS PAYS SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THEIR REGISTRATION. HE CAREFULLY DOCUMENT THEM SO HE CAN DISCLOSURE THEM AND MAKE THEM GROW EXPONENTIALLY IN THE NETWORK. HIS WEBSITE PROVIDES VERY GOOD REFERENCE MATERIAL WWW.VERMIBUS.COM

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Dissolving Europe is the new public art work that stormed Europe this year from Vermibus. Using a dubious inter-rail ticket, Vermibus set out with a set of 90 keys and his pallet of solvents to physically and temporally highjack the western world of advertisements in the name of fine art.
Each site is carefully deliberated with its environment, from Rolex boutiques, to archaic museums. The system looks simple in movement: unlock and roll the advertising poster to create a huge blank gleaming white breath of fresh air in the urban environment. The advert then undertakes the process of counter action painting using a series of solvents and brushes, it is then replaced in another site, another city, another country.

Video:
Xar Lee, cargocollective.com/xar_lee

Music:
“A Painter’s Journey”
Music Composer by Marcello De Francisci.
imdb.com/name/nm1232058/

Image Assistent:
Peter Grünheim - vimeo.com/33funk

Video Produced by: Vermibus, 2013

Score Recorded & produced at Blue Labyrinth Studios.
bluelabyrinth.net/
Pasadena California 2013 (c)
All Rights reserved

Interventions for #DissolvingEurope Exhibition in Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin.

Photos by Thomas von Wittich, Intervention by Vermibus.

Berlin, 2013

Dissolving Europe is the new public art work that stormed Europe this year from Vermibus. Using a dubious inter-rail ticket, Vermibus set out with a set of 90 keys and his pallet of solvents to physically and temporally highjack the western world of advertisements in the name of fine art.

Each site is carefully deliberated with its environment, from Rolex boutiques, to archaic museums. The system looks simple in movement: unlock and roll the advertising poster to create a huge blank gleaming white breath of fresh air in the urban environment. The advert then undertakes the process of counter action painting using a series of solvents and brushes, it is then replaced in another site, another city, another country.

Music:
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G sharp minor op. 32 No. 12

Video:
Xar Lee, cargocollective.com/xar_lee/video

Stattbad Berlin
Pics by: Thomas von Wittich

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Stattbad Berlin

Pics by: Thomas von Wittich

Intervention in “Rosa Luxemburg”, Berlin, 2013

Pics: LauraColome.com

Intervention during the 32. lange nacht der museen - “Zerstörte Vielfalt”, Berlin 2013

Pics by: LauraColome.com

Presumed guilty, 2013
Solvent on stolen Advertising Poster
120 x 170 cm

Presumed guilty, 2013

Solvent on stolen Advertising Poster

120 x 170 cm