AboutAs we enter a hidden chamber, we find ourselves in a lonesome dark room, full of old furniture and artefacts. A deep sound crawles up from far down below, the ground reverberating the space with amplitudes of Lovecraftian abandonment. The room smells of old furniture, cacao and beer. Low light bulbs set off shimmering light. Finding ourselves sitting down on a chair or
sofa we become lost in the rooms soundtrack by Detlef Weinrich. A murano glass head by Thomas Schütte is printed on the label of record on rotation, attempting toread this turning design gives us a feeling of spinning, is our mind playing tricks? or are we loosing our balance? Walking from one room to the next, searching for the place that can never be found. Like in Gustav Meyrinkâs Golem or the street in H.P. Lovecrafts The Music of Erich Zan that will never to be found again. As we walk through an open door in the Kunstverein Schwerte (Germany) the space beyond leads to Eastside, Birmingham, UK.
The exhibition series of Corridor Plateau explores the threshold in the thin width of human existence. Starting with the darker forces, the remote regions, and the depth of ones own anxiety, the invited artists develop a unique kabinett of shadows, a chamber, an appartment, a plateau. And for the time of the show their collective search appears visible. Our common messenger is found in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. With their energies and sounds, the monstrous writings are of great actuality as they conduct themselves misshapen, in a lost in civilisation.
Conceived by Christian Freudenberger and Markus Karstieà Š¸, directors of Kunstverein Schwerte, GER.
Michael Bauer (New York, USA)
Peyman Rahimi (Frankfurt, GER)
Christian Freudenberger (Düsseldorf, GER)
Markus Karstieà Š¸ (Düsseldorf, GER)
Detlef Weinrich (Düsseldorf, GER)
Seb Koberstädt (Düsseldorf, GER)
Andrew Palmer (London, UK)