The exhibition includes a selection of works from 25 years of artistic creation and thus at the same time offers an overview of the work from the artistic beginnings to the present day.
Mit Huhn is a multimedia solo exhibition by the Basel-based artist duo Copa & Sordes at the Markthalle Basel presenting works that revolve around food and food production. The exhibition includes a selection of works covering 25 years of artistic creation and thus offering a retrospective of Copa and Sordes› work from their artistic beginnings to the present day. The exhibition showcases still lifes as video tableaux, echoing the tradition of baroque painting and contemporary food production and market scenes.
On 2nd November, Copa & Sordes will reenact a performance from their student days, designing an artistic scenography and reacting site-specifically to the Markthalle, the audience and individual market stalls. Transgressing boundaries between art and life form exciting key moments of the performance – a new work being created in situ.
Contemporary approaches to food will be explored on in relation to ecology, gender, technology, globalisation, migration as well as rural and urban communities.
The artist duo Copa & Sordes are interested in the overlaps between art and everyday culture. Eating in its ambivalence between physiological necessity, cultural identity and aesthetic, sensual experience is a recurring motif in their work: their video tableaux document work processes or market scenes in the tradition of baroque painting. They also create interactive performative events that include the individual experiences of the audience.