Sunday, 24 February 2008
Haven't I seen you somewhere before?
ARTIST: Pernille Kapper Williams
TITLE: An homage to Marcel Broodthaers
MEDIA: Grey vinyl foil
DIMENSIONS: approx. 40.0 x 80.0 cm
Courtesy of Balice Hertling, Paris
In the catalogue Marcel Broodthaers, Walker Art Center, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., N.Y. 1989 one finds a reproduction of Broodthaers’ work Flower Ball/Décor (1975) which consists of dried flowers, ribbon and a printed card saying 'Décor'. On the cover of the later publication Décor: A Conquest by Marcel Broodthaers, XIXth and XXth Century, London 1975 Galerie Michael Werner, N.Y. 2007 the typeface of word 'Décor' might at first sight look very much the same, but if you compare it to the original work, it is obvious that the two typefaces differ slightly. It remains uncertain, if the particular typeface which Broodthaers used might have been a unique design, at least it seems to be no longer available. This was confirmed by a graphic designer, who I have asked to create a vinyl foil similar in appearance to Broodthaers’ printed card.
- Pernille Kapper Williams
ARTISTS: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
TITLE: Far Gone and Out
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard's 'Far gone and out' tentatively purses the psychological experiments they initiated in their 2005 work Silent Sound. It is a sonic limbo, bringing together recordings of each of the artists undergoing a personal session of Past Life Regression with clinical hypnotist Barry Cooper. Split across the left and right channels of the stereo mix, these fragments of subconscious narrative are entwined with a musical composition by The Late Cord, a collaboration between musicians John Mark Lapham and Micah P Hinson. The result is a compelling state of otherness.