Noa Turkenich’s installation leads the viewer into a fascinating and menacing place. Walking in the labyrinth confronts him with monsters made of mud, paper, dough and sludge – creatures in a dying state seeking to arouse compassion and passion. The cardboard compartments of the exhibition space are reminiscent of movie sets which freeze scenes, whose protagonists are imaginary beings that amaze the spectators as they sink into the drama.
The statues are made of a variety of light and flexible everyday materials such as dough, flakes, cardboards, plastic bags and plasticine that enable the artist to quickly build short-lived skyscrapers carrying her personal mark.
The various creatures populating Turkenich’s world were inspired by her constant preoccupation with the intimidation mechanisms operating on humanity, such as embalming processes or the manufacturing of monsters. The artist is influenced by a broad range of visual cultural sources, such that her work is saturated with allusions to horror movies, mythologies, snuff films (that depict actual murders), National Geographic documentaries and sci-fi movies – all merged into a magical, imaginary world.