Saturday, 26 May 2012

Joel Fisher – Farideh Cadot Associés, Paris

Persons: 'Self' Portraits – The Abiguity of Identity

The question “Who Am I ?” is not one we can answer entirely on our own.  The perceptions of others mix with our own belief in who we are to create our persona.  The roles we must assume in order to relate to different people rearrange significant aspects of ourselves, at least during key moments and perhaps for ever. Identity shifts from moment to moment.

The sense of self is always more than our a physical presence. Even boundaries of resemblance are not exempt. Identity is always surrounded by ambiguity. Despite this, integrity demands a static identity.  It is no wonder that we find questions of identity at the very heart of all of the most intransigent political, educational and spiritual debates.

In this exhibition are ten portrait heads. These‘self’-portraits are self to the extent that some trace of me put the process into motion. Ten drawing sequences started with someone’s drawing of my head.  I take this portrait drawing as a “seed” drawing and give it to a volunteer to look at for three minutes.  After the drawing is taken away that person draws the shape as accurately as possible from memory.  The resulting memory drawing serves as the ‘seed’ for the next participant who repeats the process.   As the sequence continues, each step is filtered through yet another person’s memory.  Step by step something new happens. New shapes come into existence inadvertently. No single individual could have foreseen or invented these forms. The structure enables an opening into these forms. 

The initial portrait drawing invents an image based on my head, transforming it into two dimensions.  My head is not exactly an image. The papier maché objects bring that image back into three dimensions and at this point my head is an image.

I believe that one of the roles of these objects is to condition a momentary pause in the midst of an otherwise continuous flow.  For me they function something like a form of punctuation but perhaps more importantly, they create a moment of access.

Joel Fisher

Friday, 25 May 2012

Roger Ackling – Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin

Roger Ackling
20 April – 29 May 2012

Galerie Inga Kondeyne
Carmerstrasse 10 (am Savignyplatz)
10623 Berlin

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – 22 & 24 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – object from the Isle of Tiree, posted in London on 22 May and received in Eindhoven on 24 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – 24 May 2012

Peter Liversidge –  Mail object from the beach of the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, received with the post of 24 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – 3 objects from Tiree

Peter Liversidge – 3 Mail objects from the beach of the Isle of Tiree, Scotland. Received with the post on 20, 21 and 23 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – To the Postoffice

Peter Liversidge on his way to the postoffice, London, on 16, 17 and 18 May 2012
photographs by Peter Liversidge

Peter Liversidge, Ingleby Gallery Stand Hong Kong Art Fair

Peter LiversidgeEverything is Connected, 2012
text constructed with lightbulbs

Stand Ingleby Gallery at
ART HK 12, Hong Kong International Art Fair
17  20 May 2012
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – 3 Trawl Net Ball pieces

Received these 3 mailed pieces of Trawl Net Balls from the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, from Peter Liversidge, 11-12 May 2012

Thursday, 10 May 2012

herman de vries – from earth

herman de vries
from earth: rustrel, collected by peter foolen, 2012
earth rubbing on paper, 10,3 x 14,4 cm

Peter Liversidge – Mail Piece 10 May 2012

received another Mail Piece by Peter Liversidge this morning, delivered by a jolly Postman.
Stamps, acrylic and labels on wood, 43,5 x 21,5 x 2,5 cm

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Peter Liversidge – Old Furniture Mail Piece

The Postman delivered today, 9 May 2012, this part of old furniture. It has 51 British Mail stamps and the size 42 x 46 x 4 cm. The postman was laughing and asked me what's the use is of this thing

Monday, 7 May 2012

Esther and Gerben Kokmeijer – Ode

Esther and Gerben Kokmeijer – Ode
12 May – 24 June 2012

Weststraat 18
Burgh Haamstede
The Netherlands