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Mar 25 - May 05, 2003
Munich, Germany
Gallery Huber Gueffon
Drawings and sculptural interventions

Zeit und Wieder (Time and Again)

Casts of body parts; drawings 2001-2003

sculptural interventions

Casts of body shapes - knee, thigh, calf, abdomen, elbow - emerge from the gallery walls. A half-dozen of these sculptural interventions were spread over the gallery space. They are "pale as the wall itself", hardly noticeable. Only light and shadow define their materiality. They are titled with texts of prose that combine with the sculpted image to form fictitious portraits, incarnate memories, blending in with the existing architecture.


a matter of trust and contact

Four desks display 50 sheets of handwriting - remarks, comments, or observations, by Toronto citizens in their first language and writing. The writing samples were combined with textual fragments that sketch the situation, the person, the act of writing and the sharing of an intimate thought.

Toronto is the world's most multicultural city. Because the majority of the population are immigrants, the most frequently asked question is: "Were are you from?". In Toronto, people do not share "one history", there are thousands of stories of leaving one's country, one's family, one's childhood, back in "another place" in the world. Memories mix with reality, images and perceptions overlay each other in multiple layers. The multicultural society translates into multipersonality for the individual. Most harbor an unfullfilled longing for their "utopia", perhaps describing an imaginary spot where Canada merges seamlessly with the places of their childhood. Any affirmation of a new home carries with it ambiguity, nourished by distant images and fading memories.


drawings

Drawings 2001-2003.


Iris Häussler wishes to acknowledge the support of the following funders