February 14, 2020, 7 – 9 PM

Many thanks to the artist Pauline-Rose Dumas for realizing YESTERDAYS – An Exhibition of Textile – Sculpture – Drawings at 404 | BAI within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.

Opening: February 14, 2020, 7 – 9 PM
Exhibition Dates: February 14 – 20, 2020
Opening Hours: By appointment
Address: An der Industriebahn 12–16, 13088 Berlin, building 404, 2nd floor

“My last gesture is to blur. “Blurring the lines.” Is my vision really the truth of my perception? I’ve long thought otherwise. My sight: a precise replica that would enable me to see the reality. And yet, this is not my reality; mine is lost, fragile and very blurry. But I understand it. It makes me the center of my universe. As a matter of fact, it’s only my hands that I can clearly distinguish. But if I use a highly intimate process, I still evolve towards the outside.

The project of the exhibition “Yesterdays” is thought like a diary, a schedule of my days. Each day has a specific motif that tells the story of what happened, a significant event in this first week of January 2020.

A floor to anchor myself on. But this floor is unstable. The boards come up.

“I am a man whose nights are spent in studying through telescopes thirty feet long those great bodies which roll over our heads; and when I wish for relaxation, I take my little microscopes and examine a maggot or a mite.” (Persian Letters, Montesquieu)

Discovery of the showroom. Through the window, bundles are protected against rain by a green tarpaulin.

A crinoline dress that folds and unfolds. It spins and swings.
It’s a Madonna dress.

The needles that tirelessly weave have an infinite line.

Creation of a small piece of bedroom furniture. Unfolded volume held only by pins.

A case to store these shapes. Feel like slipping them in.

All those things could have belonged to me somewhere else. This year, I focused on the question of what is essential. Maybe it’s because I moved to a different place and that I could only carry with me what I really needed. And yet, no object of the dream. I have recreated this dream around me; those things that are salutary. They divert, they project what I would like to have and what I would like to see.” (Text by courtesy of Pauline-Rose Dumas)

More information on the Pauline-Rose Dumas Website.

 404 | BAI is the display & project space of the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE. 404 is derived from the numeric designation of the building while also referring to the well-known HTTP status code: 404 Not Found, familiar from the internet.