• Eva Koch / Approach


    21. January 2007 to 04. March 2007

    Opening: January 20, 2007, 5 to 8 pm

    curated by Elke Gruhn and Katharina Klara Jung

  • The Divine Comedy - Dante's famous exploration of humanity's search for meaning amongst the inexplicable and intangible written in Italy almost 700 years ago - provides the starting-point for Approach by Danish artist Eva Koch. On entering the installation we hear voices reciting the first 13 verses of "Paradiso" containing Dante's prayer to Apollo requesting strength to hold onto just a little part of what he has seen on his journey. Then we witness figures reciting the same verses in sign language. Caught between these two languages telling the same story we are sharply confronted with the constant necessity of interpretation. The ideal of unambiguous communication does not exist...

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