curated by Alexander Mood
22.02 – 1.03.2020
Vernissage 21 February 17 – 20
öppettider Tor-Fre 12-17 Lör-Sön 12-16
Utställningen Jordskred, framtagen specifikt för ID:I Galleri, bjuder in till att betrakta vår omgivande natur med ny blick. Central i utställningen är videon Flank Collapse, ett verk som ifrågasätter markens upplevda hållfasthet genom att visa hur lösa stenar rullar ned för Sciara del Fuoco på ön Stromboli. Filmen visas här för första gången i Skandinavien.
”Avec l’amour, ou la planète, quand on veut maîtriser, on perd.”
Erik Orsenna, French novelist
Specially conceived for the ID:I Gallery, JORDSKRED is an invitation to take a new look at our own natural landscape. As Erik Orsenna recalled in a recent interview: ”Life is the cocktail of strength and weakness. When you want to dominate, you lose.” The author applies the same principle to our planet. All the more reason to rethink the way we perceive our environment. The core of the exhibition is the video FLANK COLLAPSE that questions the notion of ground stability by displaying the descent of loose stones at the Sciara del Fuoco (Stromboli island) and that will be presented for the very first time in Scandinavia, a region also affected by slope instability, landslides and rockfalls. This video artwork allows a vivid perception of the Greek notion of panta rhei (”all things are in flux”) that rules our landscapes – and our inner rhythms – and aims to raise awareness about the great dynamics and fluidity of geomorphological processes and the challenges they represent in terms of risk management, civil protection and cultural heritage.
JORDSKRED is a continuation of a broad Sciart project entitled LANDSLIDE (Resilience in Unstable Times) that was recently presented at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy) and at BOZAR, Center for Fine Arts, Brussels. LANDSLIDE emerges in a time of various and intense upheavals. Like in an landslide or an earthquake, new faults appear and abysses open up in the foundations of our societies, dividing citizens and decision-makers into apparently incompatible groups while democratic values are subject to erosion. Freedom of press and speech, artistic freedom, minorities rights are at stake while great achievements and advanced research in science and culture are been refuted on the basis of ideology. In response to this context, LANDSLIDE addresses the unpredictability of natural disasters in order to enhance the notion of human resilience based on the development of art and science over time. Indeed, human societies have suffered many disasters throughout their history, but tenacity and scientific and cultural advances have made their resurgence possible.
Paying particular attention to the social impacts of natural disasters, LANDSLIDE stresses their analogy with the consequences of financial collapses on populations and relates the challenges of geotechnics and civil protection with those of economic policies. This is how video and art installations based on scientific monitoring and data visualization used in geophysics, vulcanology, geomatics and econometrics emerge. And how a digital 3D chart of the Euro debt crisis can metaphorically be interpreted as a seismic tremor/slope movement and sculpturally represented as a mountainous landscape with high peaks and deep valleys. A way to give tangibility and greater visibility to the little known efforts undertaken to analyze and prevent these disasters and to delay and mitigate their effects.
In this very same spirit, JORDSKRED underlines the ubiquity of the notion of flow and the interconnectedness between phenomena, spheres of knowledge and levels of action apparently far apart. A thread that recalls the cross-curricular spirit and the enormous curiosity of the Renaissance and the need to continue building bridges that facilitate the decompartmentalization of knowledge and the exchange between separated communities.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
born in 1968 in Orleans (France). Lives and works in Berlin.
Founder of rosalux, the Berlin-based art space. Holds a degree in Modern Literature and Linguistics at Lisbon University. Studied Painting and Aesthetics Studies at SNBA, Universidade Nova and Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisbon. Artist in residence at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra (Italy) in 2019.
The artistic practice of Tiny Domingos combines space-related work with conceptual approaches surrounding issues on the digital age, economy, earth sciences and pop culture.
His work has been featured, among others, in the Bozar Center for Fine Arts (Brussels), KW Institute of contemporary art (Berlin), Calouste Gulbenkian arts center (Rio de Janeiro) and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.