February 14, 2020 - CRAC Alsace - Elena Narbutaitė & Hagar Schmidhalter: Between Ears, New Colours
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February 14, 2020

CRAC Alsace

Ex-voto given by Cutius Gallus to Asklêpiós in gratitude for his hearing recovery.

Elena Narbutaitė & Hagar Schmidhalter
Between Ears, New Colours
February 16–May 10, 2020

Opening Brunch: February 16, 11:30am

CRAC Alsace
18 rue du Château
68130 Altkirch
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–6pm

T +33 3 89 08 82 59
info@cracalsace.com

www.cracalsace.com
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Elena Narbutaitė & Hagar Schmidhalter
Between Ears, New Colours
February 16–May 10, 2020

Opening Brunch: February 16, 11:30am

CRAC Alsace
18 rue du Château
68130 Altkirch
France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 2–6pm

T +33 3 89 08 82 59
info@cracalsace.com

www.cracalsace.com
Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

As exhibition titles succeeded one another, in search of a formula that wouldn’t settle anything, a volatile title-phenomenon, a mood, a title that would neither describe nor indicate its intentions, a title that would leave room for a bare experience of the exhibition, Elena was overtaken by a clear blue fear that things may never touch, Hagar by a vague green fear that she may no longer see the exhibition. Seeing that we no longer heard each other, I sent them the image of an offering, given by a certain Cutius to Asklêpiós, thanking him for restoring his lost hearing, a small square bas-relief showing a geometrical structure framing two ears sculpted in marble, most likely those of Cutius. Two ears facing one another, not only hearing but also speaking. Two ears saying thank you.

Hagar’s vision cleared, Elena saw things touch again. They began to see new colours floating in space, phenomena, images and affects, a song, a laser beam, a window reflection, the hysteria of electric light, wind in hair, a hand caressing a screen, a scientific conversation. They began to see new colours that sporadically bind themselves to a body, an object, an oversize paper sculpture, a lamp named Billy, an apathetic stone, a ruby, a machine or its technology, sometimes asking:

What forces hide behind words and things? What do you see behind your closed eyelids? Do you know how it is to be transparent?

—Elfi Turpin, January 2020.
 

Free shuttle from Basel—Sunday, February 16, 10:45am: departure at SBB Süd Station—Meret Oppenheim Strasse. Return to Basel at 2:30pm. RSVP and press contact: Richard Neyroud, r.neyroud [​at​] cracalsace.com

Between Ears, New Colours is organised with the support of Lithuanian Cultural Institute, Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Council, as well as Division of Cultural Affairs—Canton of Basel-Stadt.

CRAC Alsace is a member of d.c.a and Versant Est.

CRAC Alsace is supported by Ville d’Altkirch, Conseil Départemental du Haut-Rhin, Région Grand Est and DRAC Grand Est—Ministère de la Culture.

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