"What's your road, man?
holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow."
""They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..."
Jack Kerouac, /On the Road/"
DUVE Berlin is pleased to present the group exhibition *Burn, Baby, Burn!*. *Burn, Baby, Burn!* is a homage to the road trip and the venturous search for the unknown. The exhibition embodies the rebellious confidence of a hitchhikers odyssey within the 'white cube' of the gallery. An unpredictable journey unfolds in the exhibition space: swerving in the magic of lost highways, veering from one world into another, day dreaming in a hypnotic trance, or voyaging into the depths of oneself. Clues to a destination are obtuse, at times leading to dead-ends.
This group of work illustrates the explorers mind, and it's illicit attitude towards whatever crosses its path. The road is a fertile ground upon which to grow 'desiring machines' on the hunt for undiscovered worlds. Every landmark can be hijacked, any signage stolen; the whole world can burst in flames as long as there is a match available. Though as with any counter-movements rebellious outreach, backlashes follow on swiftly, from the convoluted circuits of established trades or the enemy within.
The exhibition is to be viewed through the term 'voyage' as a prism. A journey within a journey, an endless reflection on the journey itself, a pathway into infinity.
"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all." William Burroughs
Accompanying the exhibition will be a screening of artist films that investigate notions of a road trip and dislocation, as well as journeys into the unknown and undiscovered territories.
*I Am Getting So Far Out One Day I Won't Come Back At All*
Film Screening, Thursday 14/01/10 From 7 Pm