Von Bergen’s work invites a range of ominous scenarios for the visitor to imagine. Upon entering, you are confronted by “NOT”, a twisted and tangled metal constellation, forcefully ripped and rushing at you through the centre of the space. Joining it is a number of smaller wall fragments that stretch, crumble and morph repellent materials such as lead, fiberglass and rust into new transformations. Finally, “Finished Drawing”, an actual framed drawing that the artist crushed in comic absurdity as the wall literally sandwiches its frame to an extreme end.
Originally published in issue #123, January 2014.