A Few Necessities contained representations and shreds of some common dwellings of human culture - technology, ideology, conflict, recreation and expansion.
Sculptures and installations made out of found materials (a flower crate, a carpet, broom sticks, plastic bags), paintings and drawings, compose Roi Alter’s universe. The element of experimentation is profound not only in the substances Alter uses as the starting point for his work, but also in the objects and images that build up his formal vocabulary. A make-shift rocket, a hybrid animal – weapon, a fragile aqueduct team up not only to recreate the world from which they derive but also negotiate the way in which we relate to them, as well as their properties and how we choose to invest in them.
Through humour, irony and insight but also a strong desire for subversion the works presented appear to be vital munitions in the face of contemporary society. They are but observations of the human dwelling, as full as it is with contradictory advancement and transgression, creation and destruction, purpose and vanity. It is a celebration of the world gradually becoming a dystopia, kissing human culture on the cheek, then spitting in its face.