photos: © Raimund Zakowski . + contemporary art daily
In relation to a Spectator: is presented within an installation which highlights the primary forms of exhibition display. This includes three large, identically sized sculptural display structures, each 335 x 804 x 60 cm, whose function is altered by its orientation in the space: set on the ground parallel to the floor it is a stage; raised from the ground parallel to the floor it is a table; set on the ground perpendicularly to the floor it is a wall. As a stage it becomes a site for the presentation of performances, staging elements, and discursive activity. As a table it becomes a site for the presentation of objects and documents. As a wall it becomes a site for the presentation of objects, images and language. Additionally, a book will be published: a site for essays, poems, documents, and scripts. Each of these sites (the stage, the wall, the table, and the book) are rendered in ultra-gloss white, heightening the awareness of themselves as objects ready for engagement. in relation to a Spectator: will also present works which point to the contextual conditions of the exhibition itself: a »trailer« by Alex Wissel / Jan Bonny, a security system by Julia Scher, an »exhibition guide« by Ian Cheng, offerings by Monika Baer, a surrogate figure by Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, a sound piece by Carissa Rodriguez, and small sculpture by Jeff Wall, hiding and haunting the space.
Studio for Propositional Cinema