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

Ann Lislegaard

1. "Time Zone", video projection, Location: Städtische Galerie, Bremen 2. "Free Fall", audio installation, Location: passageway area of the „Neues Museum Weserburg“

 In “Time Zone” the protagonists are nearly life-sized… Their world is a not very large room where different laws apply than those we are used to in our everyday lives. It is located behind the surface of the picture, which is a soft and deformable mirror. In its concave or convex movements they walk without any particular aim, in order to disappear or to double in the very next moment.

The viewer starts to think of threatening primeval fears, but for the protagonists their stay in the room is a cheerful game.

The artist Ann Lislegaard created a second, a purely audible, artwork for the exhibition. The two artworks can be referred to each other. The picture of the protagonists going in circles is contrasted by the sound of a never-ending stair climbing in “Free Fall”.

(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

Literature

Do All Oceans Have Walls?

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

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