Christiane Haase turns the month of May into an extra-terrestrial time of year. With her first exhibition in Berlin in the Spielhaus Morrison Galere the young artist (born 1974, Berlin) evokes an invasion of extra-terrestrials. In enigmatic colourful symbols, which proliferate out of the closed doors of the end room in the gallery, the extra-terrestrials have left their tracks behind - or perhaps brought in a poetical art from amusing viruses.
The purpose of the Alien Tools, these "tools for unsuspected dispatch", is baffling, with a resemblance to mutated vibrators. Admittedly there are a travesty of accompanying instructions, but for what use remains a mystery. In virtuoso drawings the alien tools experience a further metamorphosis in Haase's extra-terrestrial Art-Cosmology.
Christiane Haase was inspired to this alien season during a scholarship in Japan. After her studies at the Bauhaus University in Weimar Haase worked for a year at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design in Nagoya, where she - lost in translation?- developed the alien tools from the Japanese predilection of all possible variations of massage implements. A consciousness of the foreign and the alien is mediated in the various combinations of the extra-terrestrial invasion which Christiane Haase summons up in her installations, drawings and pictures in the Spielhaus Morrison Galerie.