Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press: Pranayama Typhoon Soft Parts Wing Flap Fin
17.09.2022 - 29.01.2023
The exhibition title combines the word “Pranayama” - an ancient breathing technique - with the word “Typhoon” - an overwhelming and increasingly frequent natural phenomenon - which is also the name of a state-of-the-art fighter plane. In this solo exhibition, British artist Fiona Banner (b. 1966) presents, among other works, the video “Pranayama Organ” (2021), which shows two full-scale inflatable military decoy aircrafts, a Typhoon and a Falcon.
At dawn, the two aircraft come to life - accompanied by the grandiose sound of a church organ. Beanbags in the form of life-size aircraft parts (Soft Parts: Wing, Flap, Fin, 2022) invite visitors to linger, while a fighter jet slowly fills with air - and collapses again.