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"Do All Oceans Have Walls?" 17.05. 1998 - 26.07.1998

Henrik Plenge-Jacobsen

"Smoke", Play of lights and fire at the „Künstlerhaus“, Smoke machine, headlights

Smoke billows out of the roof truss window. Some initiates come running, anxious not to miss this must see event. Curious passerbys stop and watch in shock. The apparent catastrophe becomes daily routine. Every day at 11am, 5pm and 10pm the light show of flames brings about its colourful effect. On closer consideration the unreal, symbolic character of the alleged fire reinforces. The “mini-inferno” reveals its artistic origin.

(Translated from catalogue text)

20 local and international artists participated in the exhibition project „Do all Oceans Have Walls“ launched by GAK (association of modern art)

Along the Weser river, they produced art works, which are typical for the urban situation in Bremen and therewith created some kind of urban redefinition. Focus of interest was the direct face-off with the public to encourage new experiences with the environment.

Participants: Dennis Adams, Biefer / Zgraggen, Olafur Eliasson, Annika Eriksson, Malachi Farrell, Peter Friedl, Lucy Gunning, Fabrice Gygi, Alfredo Jaar, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Ange Leccia, Claude Lévêque, Ann Lislegaard, Aernout Mik, Marylène Negro, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf und Eva Meyer, Ross Sinclair, Bob & Roberta Smith, Stephen Willats Curators of the project: Horst Griese, Eva Schmidt


Do All Oceans Have Walls?

Herausgeber: Griese, Horst; Schmidt, Eva
Text: Eine Ausstellung in 21 Projekten. 17.Mai - 26.Juli 1998 in Bremen
Jahr: 1998
ISBN: 3-926865-18-0