Ceal Floyer and Sarah Ortmeyer

Ceal Floyer and Sarah Ortmeyer

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

August 17, 2009

Ceal Floyer and Sarah Ortmeyer
August 23 – October 18, 2009

Opening: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 5 – 10 pm
Press preview: Friday, August 21, 2009, 11 am
Tue – Sun noon – 7 pm, Thur noon – 9 pm

Auguststr. 69
10117 Berlin


Ceal Floyer show

Seemingly the two scenes are identical in every detail, the mirroring of two vigorous pensioners dancing expressively in their middle-class living room. With lilting steps they are cutting up the floor on the Persian carpet. Surrounded by a paneled dresser and bureau, the domesticity is cheerfully converted into a dancing pleasure. Yet something ruptures the sweet idyll; changes, skips and additions have sneaked into the doubling of events. In search of these differences the keen eye takes in scenes and magazines, and is finally satisfied to find them. The doubling of images with mistakes; in the present case the art historical device of the comparative look is activated within American weekend entertainment.

Ceal Floyer’s (born 1968) works typically require an attentive and engaged viewing. The precision and evocativeness Floyer applies to her minimal installations, objects and films challenge our perception. Analytically she lays open the structural character of things. Upon their inversion her objects of interest reveal their quiet poetics.

Hotel Marienbad 007: Sarah Ortmeyer MAURICE

100 years after its originally planned demolition the Eiffel Tower has become a universal sign. As the seventh inhabitant of the Hotel Marienbad in KW’s front building Sarah Ortmeyer (born 1980) plays with its iconography, carrying the hotel suite off to Paris for the duration of the exhibition.

Hotel Marienbad is supported by the Friends of KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Further information:
Denhart v. Harling . T +49. 30. 243459. 42 . press@kw-berlin.de

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