Harm van den Dorpel, Gott würfelt nicht, 2012
resin, prints, broken glass, 60 x 80 cm
Body by Body, The Assassin #1, 2014
Body by Body, The Boss #2, 2014
Both: lambda print, dibond and plexiglas, 25.4 x 35.6 cm
(installed on stretcher frame 100 x 100cm for the exhibition)
Harm van den Dorpel, Untitled (on usability), 2013
mixed media with electronics (2 parts)
Sofia Lieby, Rose Garden, 2015
Acrylic and silkscreen on found silk fabric, 43.1 x 58.4 cm
(pictured left with Miltos Manetas right)
Miltos Manetas, 4:44, 2013
oil on canvas, 20 x 15 cm
Steciw/ de Joode, Open for Business at Artissima 04, 2014
C-print, 61.4 x 84.3 cm
Ry David Bradley, WDYWTGT, 2015
dye transfer and spray paint on synthetic suede
180 x 110 x 4.5 cm
Yanyan Huang, Among all possible ghosts, 2014
collaged drawing printed on silk organza, 140 x 350 cm
(draped on stretcher frame 100 x 100cm for the exhibition)
Giovanna Olmos, Windoes (Edited documentation image 01, 02 and 03:
Yanyan Huang, ‘Among all possible ghosts’, 2015), 2015
Rita Vitorelli, Idylle (2), and Idylle (7), 2011,
all works pencil and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm or 100 x 120 cm each
Looking from outside into an open window one never sees as much as when one looks through a closed window. There is nothing more profound, more mysterious, more pregnant, more insidious, more dazzling than a window lighted by a single laptop. What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what goes on behind a windowpane. In that black or luminous square life lives, life dreams, life suffers.
Across the ocean of roofs I can see a middle-aged woman, her face already lined, who is forever bending over something and who never goes out. Out of her face, her dress, and her gestures, out of practically nothing at all, I have made up this woman’s story, or rather legend, and sometimes I tell it to myself and weep.
If it had been and old man I could have made up his just as well.
And I go to bed proud to have lived and to have suffered in some one besides myself.
Perhaps you will say “Are you sure that your story is the real one?” But what does it matter what reality is outside myself, so long as it has helped me to live, to feel that I am, and what I am?
19 September – 31 October 2015
@ The Composing Rooms, London
feat. Body by Body, Ry David Bradley, Harm van den Dorpel, Yanyan Huang, Steciw/ de Joode, Sofia Leiby,
Miltos Manetas, and Rita Vitorelli