Apparatus for the Osmotic Compensation of the Pressure of Wealth during the Contemplation of Poverty

Alice Creischer

The work of Alice Creischer (Berlin, 1960) is intensely narrative. It is shaped around the quest for instruments to visualise the forms, moments and situations in which the history of capitalism and its operational principles become tales of exploitation, exclusion and distortion of the fundamental principles of democracy.

The publication gives special focus to the work Apparatus for Osmotic Compensation... (2005–2007), which is the most recent case where Creischer's scientific focus gives rise to an installation of great dimensions, with an apparently mechanical composition that materialises the landscape of extreme poverty that she experienced during her trip to India, and her memories of her stay in Argentina in 2002.

MACBA, 2008
Bartomeu Marí, Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann and Colectivo Situaciones

144p. / 168il. / 21 x 29,7 cm.
30 eur.