NOWs: Raul Walch – The Sceptical Chemist
The Sceptical Chemist
Solo exhibition by Raul Walch
EIGEN + ART Lab
18 January 2019, 5 – 9 pm
The Sceptical Chymist wanders through life undocumented. The figure is both one of a reactionary nature and ghost of life. It observes from a vantage point that others never decide to tread. The Sceptical Chymist is not an agent in the network but the Gardner of the Rhizome.
Raul Walch is both the Sceptical Chymist, the Artist, the Viewer and the Ethnographer. His installations mark a world of his own viewing and that of his own making. This can be seen both as the Imaginarium and the Archive. In his new works, he guides the viewer into infinite drifting angles of clandestine territories, criss-cross woven textile sheets make up the body of this new border. These monotone Spanish plastic architectures discreetly hide the mass-manufactured winter vegetable urban fuel line from Spain to Germany. An epic bed of white plastic crusts the southern tip of Spain. Covert yet visible via Google Earth, not a human in sight. Only the words Death King „Earth Warriors“ are found by Walch as he conducts his pilgrimage into another world, a deeper web of the unseen polyethylene lies beyond the gateway we now know as our life.
Text excerpt by Penny Rafferty