Saturday, 20 October 2012

Paraphrasing Babel

Last night I attended the opening of a brand new exhibition by Viewmaster foundation 'Paraphrasing Babel'.
As you may remember I also reported about the previous exhibitions, Body Talks in 2011 and For Real in 2010. This time the video installations and projections are showcased in public space in Maastricht and in Heerlen.
The evening started with a bus tour from Maastricht to Heerlen, where the official opening took place.
Here you can take a look at some impressions but I recommend you to take a walk in Maastricht and Heerlen and enjoy the full experience of Paraphrasing Babel. The exhibition is open until November 18th ( every evening 6 pm - 23 pm).
http://www.paraphrasing-babel.eu/

Paraphrasing Babel is a multidisciplinary exhibition with video projections, video installations, moving graphic structures and sound artworks in the public space of the cities of Heerlen and Maastricht - two urban centres with a very diverse feel in a border region where different languages and dialects are spoken and different cultures meet. The 35 projections and ‘soundscapes’ have rarely been shown outside the confines of museums or art institutes. Their specific contents make these pieces perfect for showing in the (semi-)public domain. After all, it is on the street where different languages meet or blend and where the media and commerce are directly addressing the public. In these surroundings, the artworks engage in a direct relationship with the onlooker or passer-by and reach the public in an alternative form.



















Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'Je changerais d'avis 2000'

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'Je changerais d'avis 2000'


Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay

Nika Radić 'Pause 2003'

Gary Hill

Adam Leech 'Introduction to Neuropsychology'

Louise Lawler 'Birdcalls' 

Louise Lawler 'Birdcalls' 

Louise Lawler 'Birdcalls' 

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'The Return'

Candice Breitz 'Double Annie (thorn in my side)

Candice Breitz 'Double Annie (thorn in my side)

Natalie Bookchin 'Testament -Laid-Off'

Jeroen Offerman 'The Stairway to Saint Pauls'













Christopher Baker 'Hello World or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise'

Mieke Gerritzen 'Beautiful World'

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'Portrait of a Young Man'

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'Portrait of a Young Man'

eddie d 'Pas de deux'

Marc Alberto 'Dividers / Delers'
'Dividers / Delers' was commissioned by Intro in Situ

Adam Leech 'Speech Bubble'



Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'The Return'

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 'The Return'

Katarina Zdjelar 'Shoum'

Katarina Zdjelar 'Shoum'

Katarina Zdjelar 'Shoum'

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