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Cecilia Bengtsson

The Ongoing Conversation #1.2

Disconnected Matter

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17/01/2014 –
– 30/11

The Ongoing Conversation offered a series of fast-paced one-day exhibitions, conceived as a dialogue rather than a series of isolated events. During three weeks the exhibition spaces became a stage for orchestrated ambiguity, paradox, spectatorship and theatricality. From Melville to Wikipedia, from post-colonial questions to universal issues as love and death; all of this were explored and performed in six mini solo-exhibition events.

Featuring a range of international artists, each exhibition was complemented with an invited guest who lectured, performed or participated.

This project was the outcome of a collaboration between 1646 and the Master Artistic Research, The Hague.

The work in this solo exhibition is dealing with Metaxy – that which connects and separates at the same time. Be it the human body or the walls of the gallery this separation is what makes communication both possible and/or futile. The work seeks to highlight and explore this non-space by means of sculptures in the form of live actions performed during the evening. The work intends to evoke an awareness of the body as a still mysterious object and the voice as a possible bridge.

The exhibition included an ongoing installation performance and was accompanied by a guest lecture by composer Samuel Vriezen.

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