FokiaNou Art Space Press Release: “Cryptids”, by Karl Heinz Jeron
Opening: Thursday 31 October 19.00
Duration: 31 Oct – 23 November 2019
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 17.00-20.00
FokiaNou Art Space, Fokianou 24, 7 th Floor, Pagrati Metro: Evangelismos www.fokianou247.gr
FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present the work of Karl Heinz Jeron, a sculpture exhibition in concrete that incorporates electronics, plastic plants, sound and video. Cryptozoology is the study of animals that are rumored to exist. Such creatures are called “cryptids.” Some, like the gorilla, giant squid and okapi, are no longer hearsay and legend but real creatures recognized by science. Others, like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, continue to tempt the hopeful and the adventurous with the possibility of their existence. Jeron’s cryptids are enactments of anti-anthropocentrism, placing importance on the symbiosis of humans, animals, plants and things. The work refers to the ecological relationships of the species without separation of the biological and the social in the context of “natureculture” thinking (Donna Haraway). It shows creatures which do not exist, or rather, which nobody has seen before, and confuses the authentic with the fake.