Lay produced the video BIC Maxi Short for Daata. Viewers witness a manipulated body of a Bic brand cigarette lighter slowly ejecting its mystical contents, saturating itself with a kind of hyper-functionality. The video follows Lay’s interest in a realm of speculative realism - instead of placing human existence above the object, he dissolves the privilege between the two. The lack of any human presence in his work makes the objects themselves into characters where moments of confusion, suspensions and manipulation become important instigators.
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Artist Bio: Alwin Lay (born 1984 in Romania) graduated from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and was a student in Christopher Williams’s class at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has had solo exhibitions at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl, and the Kunstverein Leipzig. His work was recently shown in the New Generation group exhibitions in the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen and at other venues including Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Museum Ostwall in Dortmund, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Basis in Frankfurt, and Kunstverein Düsseldorf. In July 2020, a solo exhibition will open at Museum Braunschweig.
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