photos: © Cedric Mussano . + Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Eraser is as much about the categorical boundaries of our consensual reality—between self and other, human and non-human, waking and dreaming consciousness—as it is about an urge to overcome them. It addresses the relationship between inner and outer worlds and the marks, both destructive and curative, that we irrevocably leave on our surrounding worlds in every step and decision we take— and likewise explores the marks those worlds leave on us. Formally, this translates into a dialogue between interior and exterior spaces of the Kunstverein, which Angharad Williams (born in Ynys Môn, Wales, lives and works in Berlin) connects in shifting spatial registers of isolation from and exposure to an external gaze. Williams’ expanding multimedia practice—bridging installation, performance, writing, film, painting, and more recently also drawing—materializes primarily through a metaphorical and allegorical visual language that is firmly anchored in the materiality of the everyday. Objects and speech are revealed in her work less as what they are and more as pervasively performative forces through which we channel ourselves, our desires, fears, prejudices, and privileges and which function as a projection screen for our view of the world and others.
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen