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Solo Exhibition @ PVC, Copenhagen - 2.-8. August 2016

PVC

Drone performance on opening night

Press: HERE

- Eternal Rays of Light -

an exhibition by Kasper Holm

You are about to begin experiencing Kasper Holms new exhibition “Eternal Rays of Light”. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade. Maybe you thought about not going but went anyway. Could be that you came for the cheap beer, who knows maybe you’re a socialite. Now pick me up and start walking around. If someone is blocking your view of the artwork, move to the next one. Of course the ideal position for viewing art is something you can never find. If you’re smoker, you were probably wise enough to bring some cigarettes for the interlude. It’s not that you expect anything in particular from this particular exhibition. You’re the sort of person who, on principle, no longer expects anything of anything. There are plenty, younger than you or less young, who live in the expectation of extraordinary experiences: from books, from people, from journeys, from events, from what tomorrow has in store, but not you. You know that the best you can expect is to avoid the worst. This is the conclusion you have reached, in your personal life and also in general matters, even international affairs.

What about art? Well, precisely because you have denied it in every other field, you believe you may still grant yourself legitimately this youthful pleasure of expectation in a carefully circumscribed area like the field of art, where you can be lucky or unlucky, but the risk of disappointment isn't serious. The beer is obligatory. So is the thick vapour of expectation of something new in the air. Somehow most of those present have already come to the conclusion that in fact this art is legitimate and interesting. But what about you? If you’re alone you lightly brush past people as your make your way through the thinning/thickening crowd. If you’re with someone you cling on to them for dear life. Somehow these chains of grouped people end up not interacting and talking to some of the other groups. Are you listening? Can you make out what they are saying, or is the drone-like noise you’ve been hearing too distracting?

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Paraphrased from Italo Calvino’s “If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler”

Opening 4th august kl. 17.00-21.30
From 5th - 7th august kl. 13.00-18.00

PVC i Projektrum Vera
Åboulevarden 9c
1635 CPH

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