The existence without sound and verbal communication can turn out into an advantage (at least for a short-term) for an arriving to new discoveries. One has no time to present herself/himself with "the best side" in this state.
The work will consist of a rear projection, on which underwater portraits will "swim" like in a large aquarium. The swimming figures passing by remind you to authentic "ichtianders" the personage out of famous Beljaeff's science-fiction "Amphibiousman".
The scientist in "Amphibiousman" created from his son Ichtiander the amphibiousman (pointing the way forward creature), who can exist above the water as well as under the water. All this for the higher things (noble-minded). Avaricious pearl-dealers catch him and exploit for their advantage. At the end is Ichtiander a failure of utopian dream. He can't live up among people and disappears in the ocean forever.
As TV stations boomed, they extended broadcasting around the clock, which increased viewer’s choices thus “democratizing” television. Gradually, the unilateral relationship between the TV and its viewer morphed into a mutual rapport as televisions (or at least their producers) started watching their audiences: Which programs are the most popular? At what time of day do most people watch TV? How do gender, race, age, and socioeconomic status dictate programmatic and scheduling preferences? Demographic statistics aided and encouraged this process of democratization, as cable, video, satellite, and other technological achievements developed to provide infinitely more choices, resulting in a sophisticated virtual system.
Luleå Art Biennial 2009.
Ulrika Ferm & Guillaume Aubry
Benjamin Gerdes & Jennifer Hayashida
Yusuf Murat Sen
Andres Ramirez Gaviria
Dominick Talvacchio & Matt Irie
Sylvia Winkler & Stephan Köperl
Luleå Art Biennial is held in Luleå, in the very north of Sweden. The exhibition takes place indoors and outdoors:
The Art Hall - At the new Culture House.
The Regional Museum of Norrbotten
The Museum Park
Kilen Art Group
Kronan H 5 S 974 42 LULEÅ Sweden
Tel: +46 920 156 24, Fax: +46 920 156 20, Website: www.kilenartgroup.org