„With Protoplast on a collision course in the CargoBar: Ever since Andy Warhol‘s „Silver Car Crash(Double Disaster)“ at the latest, scrapped cars havebeen part of the canon of art. The anonymousartist collective Protoplast adds dislocated humanbodies and metal parts to the crumpled sheetmetal bodies. These different parts of the pictureare transformed into large-scale artworks thatcurrently dominate the walls of Cargo Bar Basel.
Protoplast alludes to the theme of collisions anddifficulties in the relationship between man andmachine. The works are Photoshop-free and hand-made. They were pasted to the walls with wheatpaste to make it possible to experience a living,flawed plastic three-dimensional surface structure.These works are interesting because heteroge-neous material is fused into a total body of art,the individual parts of which can only be recognisedon closer inspection, but which at the same timeappears like wallpaper.“ (Art critic Dr. Simon Baurof „Basler Zeitung“ about the Protoplast exhibition«motodrom orgol phanic», which ran at Cargo
Bar Basel from September, 15 to November 13,2022). Photo credit: Christine Camenisch