Mandla Reuter | the artist
The artist Mandla Reuter
Born 1974, Nqutu, South Africa.
Lives and works in Berlin, .
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With the most different mediums, Mandla Reuter produces a clear, skeletal model of the uncountable processes of show business. He frees the industrial magic from narrative contents; for these contents are ultimately arbitrary and the basic observation of industry entertainment shows that they are downright restricting…
scale model space journey – 1
Mandla Reuters Pictures is the transformation of a private flat in Madrid into a cinema showing current mainstream movies, which at the same time are also running in blockbuster theatres in Madrid and elsewhere, worldwide. A large light sign on the buildings façade announces the movie being screened, connecting the interior of the flat-turned-movie theatre with the exterior of the city.
Time Has Ceased Space Has Vanished
Reuters ambivalent attitude towards the material he appropriates can be framed by Jacques Derridas hybrid term hostipitalité which denotes an unconditional hospitality that plays on the fact that hospitality and hostility comes from the same root, hospis. Based on openness, on total hospitality and inclusiveness, Reuters project also becomes a public arena where democratic sentiments can be played out in peaceful as well as potentially antagonistic ways…