• Adrian Williams / When Rivers Fall Down


    21. January 2007 to 04. March 2007

    Opening: January 20, 2007, 5 to 8 pm

    curated by Elke Gruhn and Katharina Klara Jung

  • In her performances, Installations and sculptures, Adrian Williams tells stories.

    The central piece of the exhibition When Rivers Fall Down is the performance Umbrella in the Sink. In front of the twittering setting of an wintergarden turned entirely into a birdcage, the performacne tells about the migration of the Arctic Tern and the mysterious tale of an obsessive chase of the wanted object forever fleeing over continents and oceans - a chase that comes to a tragic end.

    The actual contents are only known to Adrian Williams and Thomas Köhler. Whilst four embroidered robes depict the story of the chase, the performance reflects the abstract idea of the fleeing though, a dream always hovering out of reach. The Frankfurt-based componist Theodor Köhler tranfers the story into a composition for two violines and contrabass which will be performed on the opening night at 6pm.

    The exhibition catalogue will be a vinyl record and will be introduced at the finissage.

    Adrian Williams (*1979 in Oregon/USA) hat am Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon studiert und der an Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York mit einem Bachelor of Fine Arts abgeschlossen, bevor sie 2002 an der Städelschule Frankfurt ging und 2006 als Meisterschülerin von Ayse Erkmen abschloss. Sie ist New York Stipendiatin der Hessischen Kulturstiftung 2007 und lebt und arbeitet in Frankfurt am Main.

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