For the Between a Figure and a Letter exhibition at the flagship of Berlin’s culture Schinkel Pavillon, (which was on view until July 31st) Pope.L creates a new, space-filling as well as a site-specific installation. This is presented in artistic and contextual dialogue with the Skin Set Drawings (1997-2011) from his earlier creative period and the video work Small Cup (2008), exhibited in the basement.
At the centre is a giant, terrifying machine that is regularly fed by a performer with abstract wooden sculptures that recall, among other things, the neighbouring architectures of the Berliner Schloss (Berlin Palace) as well as the Alte Wache.
Playing with multifaceted references, the artist's installation continues his years-long preoccupation with representations of racist violence and social inequality. Mercilessly, he shows the destructive power of these structures, which permeate all layers and areas of our social lives. We get to ask him some questions that, again, leave us with even more doubts about the world we are in.