Schimmel Projects – Art Centre Dresden (DE)
15 – 25 March 2018
Why haven’t we got a word for a white colour that is fully transparent? We could speak of something white and transparent as being ‘colourless’, but does this term still fall under our notion of colour-concept? It seems that we cannot think of the concept combination ‘white water’, because we are not able to describe how something ‘white and transparent’ should look like.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Colour, 1950)
SOLID focusses on the physical presence of the object, and therefore as well on the atmospheric space where it is presented. SOLID believes that how things come together is important. For the exhibition in Schimmel Projects – Art Centre Dresden, SOLID adds several layers to the exhibition space. The walls blend in with the floor to become one dimension. Straight angles soften into roundness and crisp transitions diffuse. The surface of the foil is half transparent, and it serves as a mysterious and theatrical background. At the same time this material is associated with something still being in progress, with the workshop of the sculptor or with construction work. The sculptures find their place somewhere in between these different meanings.
Maybe some objects are covered /
Maybe the space is half gone /
Maybe some things become extra clear and dazzling /
Maybe you lose sense of direction.
Supported by Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz, Dresden (DE)