When: 26th November 2011 – 25th February 2012, open Thursday 12 – 6.30pm, Friday to Saturday 12 – 5pm
Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
What is it?
As we enter a hidden chamber, we find ourselves in a lonesome dark room, full of old furniture and artefacts. A deep sound crawls up from far down below, the ground reverberating the space with amplitudes of Lovecraftian abandonment. The room smells of old furniture, cacao and beer. Low light bulbs set off shimmering light. Finding ourselves sitting down on a chair or sofa we become lost in the rooms soundtrack by Detlef Weinrich. A murano glass head by Thomas Schütte is printed on the label of record on rotation, attempting to read this turning design gives us a feeling of spinning, is our mind playing tricks? Or are we loosing our balance? Walking from one room to the next, searching for the place that can never be found. Like in Gustav Meyrink’s Golem or the street in H.P. Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zan that will never to be found again. As we walk through an open door in the Kunstverein Schwerte (Germany) the space beyond leads to Eastside, Birmingham, UK.
The exhibition series of Corridor Plateau explores the threshold in the thin width of human existence. Starting with the darker forces, the remote regions, and the depth of ones own anxiety, the invited artists develop a unique kabinett of shadows, a chamber, an apartment, a plateau. And for the time of the show their collective search appears visible. Our common messenger is found in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. With their energies and sounds, the monstrous writings are of great actuality as they conduct themselves misshapen, in a lost in civilisation.
Corridor Plateau II is conceived by Christian Freudenberger and Markus Karstieß, directors of Kunstverein Schwerte.
More info: www.eastsideprojects.org