stiller ut torsdag 6 sptember kl 18 på galleri 19.
Utstillingen står fra 6-12 september.
A tree cannot grow in perpetuity, even if placed in the best surroundings in terms of light, climate and soil.
The work refers to the situation when reformist Alexander Dubcek came to power in the Czech Republic on Jan. 5, 1968 until the Soviet invasion on Aug. 21. Dubeck´s reform to free the press, media and citizens’ right to travel freely, were fiercely suppressed. The Soviet invasions claimed 72 lives but no real violent resistance was initiated. Soviet troops were frustrated as street signs were painted over, their water supplies mysteriously shut off, and buildings decorated with flowers, flags, and slogans like, “An elephant cannot swallow a hedgehog.” Passers-by painted swastikas on the sides of Soviet tanks. Road signs were over-painted to read, “Москва” (Moscow), as hints for the Soviet troops to leave the country.
The Unnamable derives from Samuel Beckett’s novel of the same name from 1953. The reason for the choice of title is, in the same way as in Beckett’s trilogy, the lack of names and site-specifisties. In his novel the protagonist is always nameless and mobile. The character invokes the voices of the other named characters.
To link protagonists in complex systems with specific chronology or syntax, a continual active site- specificity is required. Identification of sites in an account, determines both the prime and nonprime site-specificities, and functions as linguistic prosthetics, giving the author territorial power over language. Singular linguistic prosthetics, in relation to language through trillions of individual sequences, sites or site-specificities in storytelling, exist only in literature, not in reality.
- Leander Djønne
Galleri 19 presenterer Monica Olsen og Shanga Manning
Lørdag 28 juli kl 12-15. Velkommen!
Shanga Manning - artist statement
I create large-scale graphite drawings that mimic my memories of childhood in the late 1980s. The intangible qualities of nostalgia are represented by the lightness of the marks, the inability to photograph, and in some case, the appearing and disappearing of the drawings themselves. By providing a controlled viewing environment, I recreate the behavior of visual memory. Memories that are more faint appear lighter than those that are easier to recall. I use family members to reenact meaningful moments, and translate these narratives into universal ideals of a normal childhood.
American, born in Thomasville, Georgia in 1983. Currently lives and works in Burlington, North Carolina.