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'HOT BABAS' by Ieva Kraule-Kūna at Creative Studio of the ARSENĀLS, Riga

Three old babas, old ugly babas. 

One fat as bulging porridge – bulging porridge that children reluctantly eat at the breakfast. Dumpy bumpy – so large that birches part, so large that birds leave in autumn as there is no room left when fat baba sits in forest amid mushrooms. 

Second one is hidding behind most slender of birches. Hey bony! Why do you loiter in dark corners, why are you hidding in shadows? Join us boys, join us boys in bars, you hot baba in those leather boots, in those black sexy gloves! 

EH! EW!

You so ugly in light, you old baba, bony baba. Why do you scare our children? 

Third baba, hairy baba, you beast! You work as a bull and howl as a wolf for your truth, you beast! Shoo! Run back to forestwithyour hairy legs, there is your place.With bears and wolfs, you demon, you hobgoblin! 

But suddenly a nice man in black dress appears and he gives a smile. Come babas, all three babas in this cosy nook. Warm in the light of the kindling. 

WARM
WARMER
HOT
HOT
HOOOOT 

Burn you old hags, burn! Bur in the flames of hell! Hot flames of Church will tear your flesh like your hot ideas tore morals of our daughters, the order we have established, the order of God! Burn, burn you babas! 

Babas are burning, flesh is burning, but ideas stay. Dreams of babas don’t burn. In the heat they rise as dough and bake yummy pretzels, yummy latitudinarian pretzels. Come, our daugters and sons, ones that have escaped the men in black dresses, ones not soaked in their rivers. Come! Eat pretzels of our babas, l eat their flesh and feed your souls!

13.12.19 — 23.2.20

ARSENĀLS

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'Another Night in Dream City' by Seán Boylan at Stranger, Baltimore

'I SAW A CROW, ORCA WAS I' by Alison Yip at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

'DIGESTING DUCK ENTRY LEVEL POSITION' by Isabelle Frances McGuire at From the Des

'Access Modes for Encountering Large Industrial Bodies' by Kitty Maria at Het Res

'La ballade des sardines – Die Liebe der Sardinen' by Robert Brambora at Sans tit

'Weathered Shabby Shabby Brenches: Vernal Festivity of the Four Clari' by MRZB at

'Rose Button' by Romain Vicari at Placement Produit, Aubervilliers

'리좀적 주문 Rhizomatic Spell', a Group Show at Kvalitář, Prague

'Die ZWEITE HAND' by Niclas Riepshoff at Stadium, Berlin

'Bit Rot' by Bob Bicknell-Knight at Broadway Studio and Gallery, Letchworth Garde

'ALL ONE' by MYLASHER / Tine Günther at The Complex, Dublin

'Jacques de Bascher', a Group Show at Treize, Paris

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'Dewdrop Toadstool Hopscotch' by Isabelle Adams at Garthim, Mattheissen State Par

Behrang Karimi at Zarinbal Khoshbakht, Cologne

'Selfing' by Elif Saydam at MÉLANGE, Cologne

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