Esther Poppe (b. 1977, Frankfurt)
´pleasure park´ dedicated to M.B.
My practice takes the smallness of an intimate space, the domestic to relate back to the question of what a meaningful work of art actually is.
The practice traces the labor of patience and circles around the automatisms that become the daily routine of household duties. There is an excitement of staying home. Escaping the antagonisms that force the divided into the feminine and the masculine, dividing the the duties, the pleasure echoing the lack of privacy.
The daydream fantasy the glitch of light - women leave their performative traces in the city
The Pleasure of domestic practice - shopping list - laundry - collect - cleaning - ,make things smell good - decorate - hang the washing to dry - scent - to please - put it together - place it in the cupboard -
care - watching - watching the hands of labour - year of labour - draw a circle of how things are done
hearing the pots rattle
asking others to run the earns
turning it into (a) textures stitched with love notes