Kunsthallen Brandts opens Pressure Drop for Richard Stands

. March 1, 2013 . 0 Comments

Kunsthallen Brandts presents Pressure Drop for Richard Stands (a history of one thing to another in lemon-aidedness): a self-producing exhibition by Phoebe Washburn on view 1 March–26 May 2013.

Phoebe Washburn
Phoebe Washburn, Nunderwater Nort Lab, 2011. Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.

In two adjoining exhibition rooms at Kunsthallen, covering 800 square meters, the American artist Phoebe Washburn will create two installations linked by an ecosystem. In one of the rooms, at the height of four meters, an apartment will be installed inside a wooden construction. During opening hours, it will be inhabited by two people who will prepare food, update their social profiles, play the guitar, embroider, or play ping pong, depending on their interest. They will also be serving energy drinks to exhibition visitors. Via “organs” and tubes, the waste water from housekeeping usage is cleansed on its way to the adjoining room and a row of woven hospital beds. In the beds small shoots are grown, later to be replanted and tended to, some under better conditions than others.

The exhibition is titled Pressure Drop for Richard Stands (a history of one thing to another in lemon-aidedness). This artful title refers to several stories which—like the lemonade served—spill from the apartment down into the Gatorade cups handed to visitors. Also contained in the title is the well known misinterpretation of the American Pledge of Allegiance, turning “…to my flag and the republic for which it stands” into Richard Stands.

Visitors can book a stay inside the installation
It is essential to the exhibition’s eco-system that there are people staying inside the installation. Their cooking and use of water is what starts and drives the eco-system. Likewise, the people writing updates on social media ensure that the exhibition’s narrative is kept alive and spreading like rings in water:

“…a history of one thing to another.”

At the Brandts ticket desk, visitors who choose to do so will be able to buy a ticket and book a time to stay in the apartment for either a half or a whole day. Booking and the sale of tickets start Monday, 18 February.

Kunsthallen Brandts
Brandts Torv 1
5000 Odense, Denmark
www.brandts.dk

Category: Fine Art

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