Thingumajig - Machinations
Instrument, cur. Marek Walczak, Kulturmöllan, Lövestad, Sverige, 6.VII.–4.VIII.2013.
This group of drawing is produced in a visual dialogue between some of Katja Serber’s thingumajig-drawings and Jan Bäcklund’s bureaugraphic form. In her Thingumajig drawings, which is an open ended series of drawings begun several years ago. In this thingumajig-series Katja Serber place drawings, which, when finished, seem to depict utensils that she don’t know, don’t remember, or don’t wish to call anything. She look upon them as scientific or religious utensils from the past, future, or from another reality. Jan Bäcklund’s machinations, on the other hand, are produced as the conceptual products of a ficticious J.W. Müller’s Maschinenfabrik and depict an archive of fragmentary machine parts with biomorphic functions.
Katja Serber & Jan Bäcklund