Andi and Lance Olsen will show a new video-in-progress by fictional artist Alana Olsen, as part of their expanding collaborative multimodal installation "There’s No Place Like Time: A Novel You Walk Through" (shown at MOMENTUM last year). Set in the American desert, "Your Words Are Only Guesses" investigates the toxic sublime using visual, textual, and sonic erasure as a metaphor for ecological dissolution.
Lance Olsen will read from his novel-in-progress, "My Red Heaven", about Berlin in 1927 and the rise of a deadly populism at the heart of a thriving center for the artists, writers, and intellectuals. All fences seemed down, all possibilities open, and the future unimaginable. The novel incorporates photographs of lost spaces around Berlin by Andi Olsen and Michael Kroetch.