Untitled walk

Untitled walk is work made as a part of the group show Last one out tun off the lights

Last one out tun off the lights
Gallery L’Inlassable Paris, 2017
Curated by: Sarah Mercadante and Gabriel Hensche

From June 19th to July 7th, the gallery L’Inlassable offered its window store
to 20 artists who took the opportunity to question their own practice. There are two simple
rules: each artist has 24 hours, from midnight to midnight, to prepare, install and perform
in the window space, representing, reenacting and reflecting on their art making process.

LAST ONE OUT TURN OFF THE LIGHTS

Artists:
Petra Mrsa (HR)
Sophie Dupont (DK)
Riki Werdenigg (AT)
Claudia Kübler (CH)
Eden Sarna (IL)
Sascha Brosamer (DE)
Rotem Gerstel (IL)
Gabriel Hensche (DE)
Laëtitia Striffling (FR)
Stéphanie Baechler (CH)
Akira Takaishi (JP)
Julia Wirsching (DE)
Abi Tariq (PK) & Honi Ryan (AU)
Sarah Haddou (FR)
France Manoush Sahatdjian (FR)
Goran Skofic (HR)
Simone Etter (CH)
Anita Holtsclaw (AU)
Sophie Innmann (DE)

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Untitled walk

Petra Mrša

An aspect of the private creative process is being transferred to a public space where passersby walking down the street is being interrupted by an appearance of intimate space, a shower – a part of our flat where we enter in order to let the waterfalls down to our body. The brain works differently there. The images that have left the impact in this day appear here and old ones, driven by the new experience, emerge.
This mixture of traveling and daydreaming and intuitively clarifying things is driven by audio work which travels from interior water sounds such as washing hair or drops on the shower curtain to exterior water sounds as kids jumping in the sea or rain crashing on the car window of the highway.

From artist reflection on this project trough conversation with the curator :

This hybrid space of exposing the work: convenience of the gallery space mixed with openness, exposure and immediacy of the window store gave me more open and informal communication about the work with random visitors. I became aware of how much work can be communicated through sharing the working process and your own experience that drove you to the final work.
Usually, I produce art objects, so it was a good experience to reuse everyday objects in making the new situation and then turn them again into ordinary, functional objects, without leaving new material objects to be archived after the exhibition. Something sparkling and elusive stays behind this transformation process.

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