The real constitutes itself by permanently overlapping with the symbolic and the imaginary. The relative emphasis assigned to the relationships between each of these three elements depends on the individual as well as on his or her presence. In the work of Bunny Rogers, affect, experience, identification and community, fiction and reality, imagination and physical presence merge into a present subject whose altered perception represents an entire generation.
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We have little knowledge about the invertebrate beings in the pitch-
In her exhibition Pectus Excavatum, the American artist Bunny Rogers (b. 1990) is creating a landscape that subtly intertwines inside and outside, mountain peaks and ocean depths, thus exposing the framework of our conceptions of nature—as precise as they are oversimplified—in which knowledge and experience are inseparably linked with the imagination. Smells give rise to memories, hands freeze in ice. All elements are situated on the boundary between naturalism and fiction; they are both physically present and digital, both experiential space and two-
Pectus Excavatum is Bunny Rogers’ first institutional solo exhibition in Europe and a new production for the Frankfurter Positionen 2019. A project of the BHF BANK Foundation.
Bunny Rogers, Ouroboros Fence (Rendering), 2019