December 2, 2007 - Dornbracht Culture Projects - The Farm Project
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December 2, 2007

The Farm Project

MIKE MEIRÉ
THE FARM PROJECT

for Dornbracht Edges, now at Design Miami, December 2007

MIKE MEIRÉ : MORTAL LIFE
Pre-Opening of the new Museion Bozen, December 2007

Mike Meiré : THE FARM PROJECT
for Dornbracht Edges, now at Design Miami, December 2007

The kitchen is a highly complex place, an ongoing “making of”, a workshop for the senses. Mike Meiré has brought the kitchen back to life in its archaic form as a counterpoint to high-tech minimalist
design tendencies.

Pots, pans and hams hang from the ceiling. Live sheep, goats and pigs serve as reminder that food does not come from the supermarket, but is something living. As a social event “The Farm Project” tells stories of life and death, past and present, transience and honesty.

“The Farm Project” was created within the framework of Dornbracht Edges, a series of projects at the interface between architecture, design and art. The installation was most recently exhibited as part of the opening days of sculpture projects muenster 07 and had already been displayed in Milan (Salone del Mobile 2006) and Cologne (Passagen/imm cologne 2007) www.cultureprojects.com

Dornbracht Edges “The Farm Project”, Dec. 7 – 9 2007, daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Miami Design District, Palm Lot, 140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Press Preview and Opening: Dec. 6 2007, 6 – 9 p.m.

Mike Meiré: MORTAL LIFE
MUSEION Bozen “SOLO24ORE24STUNDEN”, December 2007

Mike Meiré is presenting “Mortal Life” as part of the pre-opening of the new MUSEION in Bozen. The space-consuming installation reflects his attitude towards life, which he defines as L.I.F.E. (the metalevels Love, Intelligence, Freedom and Evolution).

Mike Meiré aligns this work with the basic idea of Arte Povera, but extends it to include the aseptic asthetic of industrially manufactured mass products. The distorted, transformed play between “poor” materials, patinated objects, building supply store products, living and taxidermied animals along with monochrome plastic objects gives rise to an equally complex and open assemblage, which not only reflects contemporary life but is itself reinterpreted living space.

Mike Meiré sees his installation as a “Lifesculpture”, as a place of social dynamics, in which the movement of life is celebrated in every moment of its existence.

“Mortal Life” by Mike Meiré, Dec. 14 – 15 2007, from noon to noon, Museion, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Dantestraße 2, 39100 Bozen, Italy

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