Sigurdur Gudmundsson, ‘Talking and silent floor’ (2000)
This sculpture is made of original wooden floor parts of Galerie Van Gelder that covered the floor when the gallery space was taken over from Art & Project in 1985. After its removal the artist used part of the floor for a sculpture in which the artist or anyone else could speak to an audience, as a kind of social minimalistic sculpture. In 2000 during the opening of his exhibition he inaugurated his sculpture by telling stories about his art and relatives.
Bas Schevers, ‘Impulse’ (2012)
During this one minute performance, eleven people (attendees of the opening) suddenly interrupted the existing situation with brief actions that were exaggerations of normal gallery behavior. Some examples of these simultaneously performed actions are: someone closely examining an empty corner of the space, a man was thinking of something really sad until it made him cry, two people talking to eachother while rythmically clacking their heels, someone singing in the toilet, a photographer taking pictures of the photographer and eventually two wine glasses falling on the floor in two different corners of the space at the exact same time.
Stills from Laure Prouvost‘s, ‘Monolog’ (2009)
Laure Prouvost will be showing her video ‘OWT’ in our upcoming screening programme Sorry for not standing still, opening Friday November 23.
Michelangelo Pistoletto, ‘Structure for talking while standing, Struttura per parlare in piedi (Oggetti in meno)’ (1965–66)