Mind of the MOUND and the Moundverse
Guna S. Mundheim Artist Talk
The MOUND is central to the mythos created by artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. The characters he invents are all linked to "Moundkind" in some way. But what is a MOUND? In this talk, Hancock explains that “Mound” is the name he gives to a species of magical mutated beings that reside in the forest. Most Mounds have black and white fur bands encircling their bodies, with pink sores interrupting the fur. The alternate universe they inhabit is aptly called the "Moundverse." The Moundverse acts as a structured processing space where ideas are tested and symbols are re-wired for new purposes. The outcome of these various tests takes the form of paintings, sculptures, prints, toys, performances, animations, and most recently, graphic novels. The Moundverse takes in all sensory stimuli, but is also a self-generative machine. The Moundverse propels itself by asking questions of itself and the nature of reality. This inquisition provides an endless supply of imagery that Hancock uses in his ever-unfolding narrative.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the art gallery Aurel Scheibler (Schöneberger Ufer 71;10785 Berlin).