I Must Not Stop To Rest Here. The exhibition consists of intricate drawings and a projection of four 16mm dance films. In applying her creative approach to various media the artist explores their specific qualitites and, by confronting the different techniques, emphasises their characteristics. Opening of the new gallery space.
I Must Not Stop To Rest Here presents works of Berlin-based artist Delia Gonzalez. The exhibition consists of intricate drawings and a projection of four 16mm dance films. This mix of media and techniques appear diverse at first, but in their joint presentation each of the works for itself as well as the combination of the objects visualize the intention of the artist: she composes.
In applying her creative approach to various media the artist explores their specific qualitites and, by confronting the different techniques, emphasises their characteristics. The choreography of the dance together with the rhythm of the music - composed by the artist and produced by DFA records New York - gains intensity throughout its course. Repeated, mirrored moves and melodic sequences allude to the ritual and mind-changing potential of dance and music. The importance of composition however becomes even more obvious in the static pictures. The geometric structure of the drawings points out the essence of Gonzalez´approach by reducing it to the basics. Composing as a primary way of putting elements together so they can work as a whole - and building new mythologies.
Rhythm as a result of this process - the mirroring, repetition and reflection of shapes, sound and movement - creates an almost hypnotic atmosphere and makes clear that the aim is not only the literal reflection as a formal principle, but a change in the state of mind. I Must Not Stop To Rest Here is the search for some kind of metaphysical order and the desire of coming to tune with it.
Opening of our new gallery space 27th January 2012 , 6-10 pm
Vernissage: Delia Gonzalez - I Must Not Stop To Rest Here
Schmidt & Handrup
Moltkestraße 81 50674 Köln
Wed - Fri: 1 - 6 pm, Sat: 1 - 4 pm