Pranayama Typhoon – Soft Parts Wing Flap
17 September 2022 – 29 January 2023
We are delighted to announce Fiona Banner aka the Vanity Press' upcoming solo exhibition, Pranayama Typhoon – Soft Parts Wing Flap Fin, at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein.
The exhibition title combines the word “Pranayama” – an ancient breathing technique – with the word “Typhoon", an overwhelming and increasingly frequent natural phenomenon which is also the name of a state-of-the-art fighter plane.
In this solo show, Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press (b. 1966) presents, among other works, the video Pranayama Organ (2021), which shows two full-scale inflatable military decoy aircrafts: a Typhoon and a Falcon. At dawn, the two aircrafts come to life, accompanied by the grandiose sound of a church organ. Beanbags in the form of life-size aircraft parts (Soft Parts: Wing, Flap, Fin, 2022) invite visitors to linger, while a fighter jet slowly fills with air and collapses again.
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