Deborah Ligorio

Landscape / 2002 / 5'

Sparwasser HQ
Berlin, Germany



Text from video: Maybe a satellite view of the earth? maybe not! … so distant… so faraway.
Like the distant moment once gone becomes something else. Nothing is forever, everything evolves and adapts in a simple and pitiless mechanism.

Simplify, amplify, break apart, unify, speed, stop, reconsider.

Actions, events recontextualized in a constant repetition where the strength of imperfection creates: personalities, individuals, atoms of groups – communities– networks – organizations.

Imperfect, unpredictable, a tendency towards error.

Imperfect pattern of a perfect repetition.

signs, signals, rests, ruins, evolution.

Impossible to cancel the present, impossible to predict tomorrow. Reshaping values and views I only see a past that has taken place, I look at it in different ways through time.
Repeating, reconsidering

Special Thanks to: Aviosuperficie / TA - Simone Berti - Jan Christensen - Dario Della Porta - Tobias Dicoste - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Stefania Galegati - Geoffrey Garrison - Cristina Ligorio - Tiziana Ligorio - Alessandra Ricotti.


Sparwasser HQ
Offensive for Contemporary Art and Communication

Sparwasser HQ is a non-commercial artist run space, located in Berlin.

Sparwasser HQ's practice is characterized by an open, process-oriented participation from a large group of artists and theorists, influencing the program as well as the day to day running of the space. Theory and organization result from this artistic collaboration. New projects grow out of an intense exchange of ideas, leading to constant questioning and reformulating of Sparwasser's strategies.

A broader field of work, including monthly exhibitions combined with video screenings, artist talks and live performances, re-examines the context of contemporary art practice and expands our objectives. Since the beginning of the project in the summer of 2000, we have been able to build up and establish our position as a place of communication. Sparwasser HQ is linked to the Scandinavian art scene, while defining itselfas part of a international, multilingual scene. Sparwasser HQ combines theory and practice, production and communication, politics and aesthetics.

With the aim of examining contemporary society and the conditions of artistic production by confronting various artistic and curatorial practices, we consider art an important form of alternative knowledge production.

Sparwasser is run by Lise Nellemann, Heman Chong, Louise Witthoeft.
Also thanks to Abigail Hirsch, Alfredo Cramerotti, Inga Zimprichova, Alice Goudsmit and Marie Reynolds.

Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
tel +49 30 21803001
fax +49 30 44039332
mobil +49 179 6705859
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 4 -7 PM, Sat 2 - 6 PM
contact: Lise Nellemann