FIAC 23 – 26 October 2014, booth: Salon d’Honneur 1. J02
Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Uta Eisenreich and Eva Meyer-Keller – Things on a Table, 2014
Performance at Auditorium Grand Palais, Friday 24 October at 4:30 PM
The performance is based on a live-recital of Gertrude Stein’s mesmerizing text ‘Objects lie on a table – A Play’ (1932.) Simultaneously ordinary everyday objects are continuously rearranged on a tabletop. The emerging still lifes are framed by a camera and projected live onto a screen.
By placing common objects next to one another they seem to become animated and turn into protean characters in a play, constantly changing their meaning. The fleeting arrangements suggest questions of representation, art history, of gender, political issues and environmental concerns. Stein’s cubistic, deconstructed use of text material with its rhythmical repetition of fragments is highly associative and dense, minimal visual arrangements bring about a range of associations. A strange methodical resemblance between the text and the visuals becomes apparent. The core of Uta Eisenreich’s practice is an investigation of the incongruous relationship between thought and reality. Walking a fine line between common sense and uncommon nonsense, she systematically explores the familiar methods for understanding our presumed reality.
Uta Eisenreich (Friedberg, 1971) currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Recent exhibition venues include FOAM, Amsterdam (NL, 2014), ICP Triennial New York (USA, 2013), Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (NL, 2012), Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK, 2012). Upcoming events: Centre Pompidou, Un Nouveau Festival, Paris (FR, 2015)
Performance: Uta Eisenreich and Eva Meyer-Keller | Voice: Rebecca Sakoun