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Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess

20.12.2013, Berlin | 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.

© Pinar Yoldas

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!


Pinar Yoldas: An Ecosystem of Excess

Exhibition opening: January 23, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition duration: January 24 – May 4, 2014

Opening Hours
Daily (except Tuesdays and Sundays) 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.
Open on Sunday, May 4, 2014!

Guided Tours
Art for Lunch: every Monday, 1:00 p.m.
Art in the Evening: every Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Schering Stiftung | Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin


Further Events

Panel: An Ecosystem of Excess
February 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Auditorium

With: Pinar Yoldas, Heather Davis, Jennifer Gabrys, Bernd Scherer
Moderation: Daniela Silvestrin

On the occasion of the exhibition, the fifth volume of the publication series of the Ernst Schering Foundation will be published with argobooks.

Book launch and artist talk
May 4, 2014, 15 p.m.
Ernst Schering Foundation

With: Pinar Yoldas, artist, Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge, Faculty of Biology – Department of Microbiology, Freie Universität Berlin, PD Dr. Ingeborg Reichle, Humboldt-University Berlin

An exhibition in cooperation with transmediale 2014 afterglow
Pre-Festival Programm: 22 Jan – 29 Jan 2014
transmediale/festival: 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2014

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin



Photo: Pinar Yoldas: "Stomax: multi chamber petrochemical digestive organ"


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