MOHNMANIE is a collaborative project with the mexican artist Oscar Cueto that refers to an economy in which revenue has replaced ethical principles. Cueto and Picallo Gil question if following unethical procedures in order to reach that economical benefit is valid. This collaborative project does not question the nature of the poppy or the mass media, but an economic system that allows and encourages polarization, social hierarchies and unequal working conditions to keep a clear division between those who produce and consume the good and those who accumulate the profits. These thoughts are expressed through a publication (folder as pdf below), an installation, illustrations, a photographic work in public space and a participative action with poppy ice cream at NOTGALERIE Kunstraum Nord, an artist space by Reinhold Zisser.
faded out #2 – Once upon a time there was big Assertion… 2018, hanging installation with sound and mat, mixed media, about 200 x 200 cm
“We are our ideas. […] Our sheer existence consists of the pictures we take of ourselves […]. The worst thing that can happen to us is that there are no ideas of us. “Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday
Although there are many contradictions in how people of a particular gender are physical, we as babies are already associated with a gender conception to conform to the norm. People who do not fit into this category often experience discrimination in everyday life as well as institutionally.
However, developing openness to gender diversity is essential to living together. The installation faded out thus shows the variety of physical gender characteristics. In addition, on a further level, the lack of external sexual characteristics in toys is discussed using the example of plush toys & co. Because geniuses are still taboo and therefore hidden from our everyday life.