The narratives of Gil Pellaton (*1982, CH, Biel) are about strange occurrences that cannot be fully deciphered. For his objects and installations, he often uses organic materials such as tiger balm and coriander or a mixture of turmeric and bone glue. Their effect unfolds not only visually, but also through specific smells and their haptics. Pellaton's independent artistic vocabulary is inspired by cultural history as well as the symbolic charge of the materials and their reinterpretation in the art context.
The publication is published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Hennissement at Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel (28.1.-27.3.2022). The text by Elise Lammer emerged in dialogue with the artist and forms the starting point for Pellaton's conception of the exhibition.