Exhibition Opening: Jill Tegan Doherty – The Shape of Death

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION
JILL TEGAN DOHERTY – THE SHAPE OF DEATH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017, 7 - 11 PM

Further information:
http://gallery.gudbergnerger.com/portfolio/jill-tegan-doherty-the-shape-of-death

GUDBERG NERGER GALLERY
POOLSTRASSE 8, 20355 HAMBURG
MO – FR 10:00 – 18:00, SA 12:00 – 18:00

> EXHIBITION UNTIL OCTOBER 31

The Shape of Death is an exhibition delving into the ambiguity surrounding death, questioning the overlap between the corporeal and ethereal states and confronting our diverse and contrasting attitudes towards death, both with regard to humans as well as other forms of life. The exhibition forms a stasis, where the infliction of death is juxtaposed with the preservation of being. It encapsulates a sense of confusion and fear, balanced out against a more peaceful interpretation.

The work addresses the shapes and emotional connotations that death entails in a contemporary setting. The exhibition uses a soundscape in order for the viewer to become immersed within the imagery through heightened senses. This forces a more somatic reaction to the work and creates a potentially uncomfortable territory. The work is a culmination of questions about what it means to be alive, what it means to be immersed in the world and how the binary of destruction and order that life and death entails can be interpreted artistically.

The exhibition is in collaboration with Tom McCarthy, who has created a sound piece, entitled Stasis, reacting to the ideas within the artworks. The sound piece will be played throughout the duration of the vernissage.

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