Pakui Hardware, Underbelly, solo show at MdbK Leipzig, Germany, 2019

Underbelly is an entirely new immersive installation inspired by and developed for the luminous spaces of MdBK Leipzig. In it, the viewer enters a sort of an oversized belly – soft and open for inspection. Transparent quasi-familiar objects are impressed in the fabric of the giant belly – they too resemble enlarged organisms. They voluntarily expose themselves for examination, opening their interiors for the viewer’s eye. Invasive medicine of the past is substituted here by (un)conscious and enthusiastic self exhibition and health’s data philanthropy. Our underbellies are now uncovered for everyone.

Materials: fabric, 3 stainless steel ladders, 8 PET thermoformed plastic objects with silicone and soil, 6 glass objects on stainless steel stands, silicone, chia seeds, stainless steel clamps, steel ropes

Exhibition is on view from August 10 to March 8, 2020.

Images by PUNCTUM/Alexander Schmidt, Ugnius Gelguda and Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture
Courtesy: the artists
Commissioned by MdbK Leipzig
Architects: Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture
Designer of the catalog: Vytautas Volbekas