Pinar Yoldas
An Ecosystem of Excess

Pinar Yoldas
An Ecosystem of Excess

Ernst Schering Foundation

Pinar Yoldas, Stomaximus: plastivore digestive organ, 2013.
Polymer clay, silicone, glass, 70 cm high, 19 cm
diameter. © Pinar Yoldas.
January 21, 2014

Pinar Yoldas
An Ecosystem of Excess

January 24–May 4, 2014

Opening: January 23, 7–9pm

Ernst Schering Foundation
Unter den Linden 32–34
10117 Berlin
Hours: Monday & Wednesday–Saturday noon–7pm
Free admission

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With An Ecosystem of Excess, the Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas creates a post-human ecosystem of speculative organisms and their imagined environment. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a garbage vortex made up of several million tons of plastic waste in the North Pacific about the size of Central Europe, is Yoldas’ site of interest and the birthplace for species of excess. 

According to the “primordial soup” theory, life on earth began four billion years ago in the oceans, when inorganic matter turned into organic molecules. Today, the oceans have become a plastic soup. Seeing this as a site of exchange between organic and synthetic matter, of fusion between nature and culture, Pinar Yoldas asks what life forms would emerge from the primeval sludge of today’s oceans. Her answer: An Ecosystem of Excess—a new biological taxonomy of the species of excess!

Guided tours
Art for Lunch: every Monday, 1pm
Art in the Evening: every Thursday, 6pm

Further events

Panel: An Ecosystem of Excess
February 1, 12:30pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Auditorium
With Pinar Yoldas, Heather Davis, Jennifer Gabrys, Bernd Scherer
Moderation: Daniela Silvestrin

Book launch and artist talk
May 4, 3pm
Ernst Schering Foundation
On the occasion of the exhibition, the fifth volume of the publication series of the Ernst Schering Foundation will be published with argobooks.

With Pinar Yoldas, artist, Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge, Faculty of Biology – Department of Microbiology, Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle, Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt-University Berlin

An exhibition in cooperation with transmediale 2014 afterglow
Pre-Festival Programm: 22–29 January 
transmediale/festival: 29 January–2 February 
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

For more information, please contact:
Isabelle Geisthardt, Public Relations, Ernst Schering Foundation
T +49 30 20 62 29 60 / geisthardt [​at​]

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