1991 was marked by several landmark global events: the USSR disbanded, formally ending the Cold War; Tim Berners-Lee announced the World Wide Web and the internet’s first website went live; four LA police officers brutally beat Rodney King and the civilian video-recording was broadcast around the world; the United States initiated the first Gulf War. The thing I remember most is that Nirvana’s Nevermind was released and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was on the radio constantly.
On occasion of the exhibition reopening, watch the video of Iris Häussler and Sky Goodden in conversation.
In this conversation which took place 2021 02 16, Clark and Häussler discuss the ways in which fiction and memory coalesce in both of their practices, the effect that moving to a different country had on their work, and the intuitive nature of their material explorations. This online presentation bridges Clark’s exhibition “Unrequited Love,” which closed on March 27th, and Häussler’s upcoming exhibition “Archivio Milano 1991,” opening April 10th.