GuðnÝ GuðmundsdÓttir und Claus Becker

Back to Nature Boys

Opening: Thursday, December 5th, at 6 p.m.
December 6th, 2013, to January 18th, 2014

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Fountain, tower, mill, clock, bell.

The drill for the fourth bore of the Elbe Tunnel plunges deep into the earth, devouring it. On the walls of the well shaft are stylized figures, crystals and strands of minerals.

By the entrance to the well, a ventriloquist sits with his puppet, not a robot, but rather an automaton lady of the sky, with the frame of a high-voltage electricity pylon making up her body, it could also be a hoist frame, as she towers from high above. The ventriloquist talks to himself, considering bachelor machines, while the robot lady, unfazed, surveys the world below with her prism eye.

This exhibition shows conflicting approaches to drawing that are nevertheless bolted together by a number of thematically linked bridges. Suspended, hard as glass, crystalline, and exuding cold technical precision in one place, while dreaming meditatively at the next.

(Translation: Matthew Way)