Between Acts

29 September ­ 28 October 2006
Jesper Just, Tim Etchells

Between Acts describes a moment of reflection, a point of hesitation, that we use to remember, think or feel before making decisions to continue.

Between Acts consider a 'backstage'. That what is usually hidden from view is here at the
forefront - Performers are slipping in and out of character, rehearsing their lines.

By utilizing the exhibition space as a stage to accommodate moments of authenticity - or a scripted choreography of ideas - we suggest with this exhibition to look at different artistic positions working within performance and other 'staged' productions. Between Acts also predicts Sparwasser 2007 program, which will test to what extend the exhibition space can function as a stage.

Jesper Just is trained conceptually as an artist, but is operating within the tradition of film.

"Armed with formidable cinematographic skill, a battery of clever formal devices, and a flair for storytelling, Jesper Just has used his art to address the issues of gender, assembling and constructing, dismembering and dismantling the many and perplexing preconceptions of masculinity and intermale relations in the contemporary world." Hannah Barry

Recent shows include Black Box (Hirshhorn Museum, Washington), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Empathetic Temple Gallery (Old City, Pennsylvania), Busan Biennale (Busan, Korea).

For Between Acts Jesper Just will show Something to Love (2005, 8:10 min) Super 16 mm/ shown as DVD projection.

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer, best known for his work with Forced Entertainment, but also making collaborative projects and works in a variety of other media. His video Kent Beeson is a Classic and Absolutely New Thing was selected as part of the Sparwasser organised video show Old Habits Die Hard.

Recent group shows include Action Adventure (Canada Gallery, New York 2006), Protections (Kunsthaus Graz 2006), Project 2023 (Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana 2006). Forthcoming: NEON (Exit Art, New York). Recent work with Forced Entertainment includes The World in Pictures (2006) and Exquisite Pain (2005).

For Between Acts Tim Etchells will show Down Time (DVD 8:42 min).