Karl Philips

Acceptance

2017

On the invitation of One Gee in Fog, Karl Philips participated at BIG (Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 16-18.6.2017) with a custom-made installation: 'Acceptance'.

'Acceptance' focuses on the movements and the transparency of the double sliding door, which gives entrance to a divided, air-conditioned space. Think of the moment you pass by a store, and the door automatically opens: you can feel the air, smell the scent and even the shop-assistant on the other side of the door, whose attention is disturbed, is reacting to the fact that the door is moving. The logos on the door emphasise this narrative of 'transaction'.

'Acceptance' also hints to Karl Philips' artistic practice: he walks, reflects, builds.