Nina Beier & Bob Kil
All Fours: Life Guardians
16.9. – 17.9.2023
Artists Nina Beier and Bob Kil have developed a collaborative approach to the performativity of objects, bodies and contexts, exploring the interconnectedness and mutual influence between them.
On September 16 and 17, Haus am Waldsee will showcase All Fours: Life Guardians at its lakeside, featuring five majestic marble lions draped with home textiles such as bath mats, towels, rags, and blankets. Standing in a close formation, the lions are framed by a group of performers who bring the inanimate sculptures to life through a carefully choreographed sequence of slow, synchronized equestrian movements. While the creatures pay tribute to the afterlife of monuments and serve as a testament to humanity’s illusion of dominion over the natural world, the series of minimal gestures depict the instinctive urge to interact with the insentient objects displayed in public spaces, recontextualising a landscape of found actions and objects. Through this juxtaposition, All Fours: Life Guardians reveals the collective and accumulative logic behind the production of commodities and the symbolism they convey.
The sculptural part of All Fours: Life Guardians is currently on view in the park.
Haus am Waldsee – Freunde und Förderer e.V.
Danish Arts Foundation
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