Black Gold & Sky Oil

Turn a Blind Eye, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (BE). 2016. Group

the abyss in the barrel with oil

Black Gold consists of an oil barrel with 5 liters of oil at the bottom and its upper edge covered with gold leaf, creating a circle of gold. When viewers look into the oil barrel I imagine it will feel like looking into a dark well.
Black Gold is inspired by the significant role of oil in modern economy and geopolitical control as well as by one of Friedrich Nietzsche's quotes. "And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." ('Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future', 1886).


barrel with gold edge and lid in room 1

Black Gold. Oil barrel, gold leaf and oil.


looking into the abyss

Black Gold. Oil barrel, gold leaf and oil.


inside of barrel with leaf gold and oil

Black Gold. Oil barrel, gold leaf and oil.


projection of sky oil in room 2

Sky Oil. Video in room 2. A shot of oil on seawater on black plastic bags, with sky reflections to capture psychedelic movements and microscopic images.

Sky Oil video.


Interview / sound piece in room 2 (online soon).
Federico Primosig and Erik Bryngelsson were interviewed by Merzedes Sturm-Lie about concepts related to the exhibited works.
Federico Primosig, philosopher, is part of the Swedish based collective The Psychic Warfare and is one of the organizers of the international printed art festival "Crack!" in Rome.
Erik Bryngelsson is a philosopher/artist based in Stockholm. He recently translated the Invisible Committee’s ”A nos amis” into Swedish, and is currently writing a dissertation on Lacan’s concept of the subject at Södertörn University (Stockholm).


Fe Au Oil - Painting made during residency at Nadine Feront

Fe Au Oil. Spray and acrylic paint on canvas (216 x 160 cm). Produced during the residency period at Galerie Nadine Feront, January 2016. (Not included in the exhibition.)
In Fe Au Oil, symbols for iron, gold and oil have been used and combined in order to create a new landscape.


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