Deeply affected by the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasa ki in August 1945, the media philosopher and writer Günther Anders explained in retrospect in an interview conducted in 1979 that he had not been able to react to the events for years because his mouth and his skin were on strike before the monstrosity of these events. During this time he understood that it was now possible to extinguish all life on earth...
Henry Jesionka made a high stakes gamble with this exhibition. After months, even years of preparation, he was present at KULTUM for its setup in recent weeks with an unwavering consistency. . For a long time, it was hard to know whether and how his concept, sketched years ago, would come to fruition as an "outside observer".
Henry Jesionka was an early pioneer of digital imaging long before Photoshop existed, adeptly utilizing image processing techniques in his collaboration with Jack Goldstein on his paintings made in the mid-1980s.