C&H Art Space, 2de Kostverlorenkade 50, 1053 SB Amsterdam (NL)
Zoro Feigl refers to his work as animals that he wants to domesticate, yet tries to keep their untamed spirit. To create juxtaposition between the monotonous and the unpredictable, he creates a careful balance between taking control and letting go. Often the creations are crude in appearance, and yet have certain elegance in motion. Above all the spectator is prone to experience the excitement of the mechanical. The sheer joy of the act of creation shines through and is infectious; being in the same space as these ferocious machines makes one want to start building, moving, and creating. It can’t be helped; one easily becomes hypnotized by the electric boogie of his machines. Feigl makes the inanimate dance, shimmy, and shake.
The work comes into existence through play. The studio a playground, filled to the brim with all kinds of materials, it is not hard to imagine great things happen here. Feigl is constantly trying to find boundaries by pushing the limits of both material and machine. Testing out the physical properties of the material itself he discovers new ways of use, and not necessarily the way they were intended to be used. Then, of course, there is always the possibility of decay and failure. The resulting works are an investigation in movement over time. By finding the spectacle in the mundane, Feigl creates simple, yet spectacular installations that leave a craving for more.
Once the work is finished and installed in an exhibition space it takes on a life of its own. Out of control of the artist, the pieces wear and tear, make an imprint on the space, and always leave some kind of residue. The work is a precarious balance of being in and out of control. This unstable equilibrium can be terrifying at times; will the piece tear itself and its surroundings apart or will it continue to amaze and astound, float and skip, bounce and hop? The installations invite you to come and find out, but be careful, they can be fierce.