Chose a life in circuses / Jumped into the deepest end / Pushing himself to all extremes / Made it - people became his friend … Now he moved into the space / That the special people share / Right on the edge of do or die / Where there is nothing left to spare
From Faster by George Harrison, 1979
George Harrison dedicated his song Faster to the memory of the Formula One driver Ronnie Peterson, who died in 1978. It seems to us though, that his lyrics easily could be describing himself. We use ourselves as a starting point, and can anything expressed really transcend this point of departure anyways?
With georrrrge we pay tribute to George Harrison – to his own struggle and the struggle of his time concerned with transcending the mind and the body and with freeing the information. And in this, Ditte Soria reflects upon his legacy, and on which self it is, she supposedly represents both as an artist and a mother. Saskia asks if we are today driving on with a 'whiplash' from being overly liberated and overtly self-represented in the man-made steeping slope of a fast-lane-snap-shot-life that has cemented itself with our Western world since the 1970’s.
The exhibition georrrrge is a collaboration between Ditte Soria and Saskia te Nicklin and presents interconnected and individual works.