“The Multistand - Nehmen Sie Doch die Blaue Pille!“
A Multidimensional Installation
November 23rd to December 22nd 2011
The Multistand will be in residence within the Wild Pansy’s ‘Magnolia Room and is the portal for ‘Time Junkies’ everywhere:
Part Pharmacy, part Imbiss and part Library; ‘The Multistand’ invites you to take The Blue Pill as opposed to The Red; The Blue Pill being the Synaesthesic Key to Time and Memory – Past and Future. The Multistand warns that the Red Pill, like the infamous ‘Red Shoes’ will only lead you back to a contrived and delusional virtuality.
“I... hate... this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality—whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell!, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it….I must get out of here. I must get free!
“Ganz ruhig, Agent Smith! You take the Blue Pill and I’ll show you just how deep this particular rabbit hole really does go...”
The Magnolia Room’s Multistand also houses it’s own edition of the newly Odorised Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Les Pages Bleues – A Guide to Historical Inaccuracies and Religious Intolerance plus many other copious and intriguing volumes.
Barbara Ryan is an artist, writer, perfumier and neurolinguistics researcher, based in England and the former German Democratic Republic. Her recent work explores the nature of synaesthesic perception of time, space and her olfactory to colour cross wiring modalities.