Confronting the perfidities of day-to-day life, Frederik Foert constantly rearranges his household and generates small cinematic moments by constructing kinetic objects. In his work, Foert creates motion studies of several kinds. Ignoring the laws of physics, he builds artistic experimental setups out of everyday items. As resources for this, he uses his immediate living environment and travelling souvenirs. Household-appliances and tools are props and protagonists at the same time, exploiting their own drive mechanism or transferring their power to other objects.
The scripts of these three-dimensional film-loops can be further developed in the viewer's imagination. From the hammer drill to the hi-fi system and the food processor - no technical equipment is too complex or banal, to be able to be transformed by a layman hand for a new purpose. To the moon on a washing machine, into orbit by record player! Foert's narrative motion studies draw the viewer's attention to the apparently absent people behind the technical equipment and always walk on the tight-rope between humour and tragedy. Poetry in Motion!
In addition to those installations and objects, Frederik Foert creates video works, drawings, and collages. What they all have in common is the simplicity of their construction. Every piece is a construction kit and materials can be reinstated back into their original surroundings.
While having a three month residency at the "Grey House" studio of ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING in Caochangdi Art Village, he got inspired by China's colorful arts and crafts culture and the chinese way of improvisation (for every solution there's a problem). And so he created all mechanical objects and ready mades especially for this exhibition.