martin kaulen

Escuela del fosfeno
Registro hablado
By sound – Cologne
By sound – Paris
Les chutes du temps
Paisaje microscópico
Cool coco gallery


Geomancia, 2019
Solo show
À deux pas du sacre, artist-run space
Reims, France
Geomancia, 2019. View of the exhibition
Lationamérica desplegada, 2019. Felt. 112 x 46 x 6 cm
Souvenir répressif, 2019. Tear gas cartridge, concrete, sand, steel. 56 x 70 x 50 cm
Geomancia, 2019. View of the exhibition
Agua privatizada, 2019. Plaster, pigments. 62 x 15 x 2 cm
El origen del circulo, 2019. Stone, metal rod. 25 x 46 x 8 cm
Geomancia, 2019. View of the exhibition
Divertimento, 2019. Linen canvas. 40 x 40 cm
Geomancia, 2019. View of the exhibition

Suspended stones, sand and perceptible traces left by the passage of time, contrast with current symbols of social and environmental crisis. Things absorbed by concrete flourish or plunge. The artist starts from the presentation of natural elements in dialogue with human activity, molds them, to put them in tension next to urban elements.

If one could guess the future on the surface of the Earth, perhaps one could interpret the signs of the downfall of nature and the consequent decadence of our systems, their subsequent social outbursts and their victims. Geomancy, an abstract system of mathematical divination absorbed by the age of reason, is perhaps the key to an age in which the intuitive and the empirical went hand in hand.