Isa Melsheimer, Vorhang (Eule), 2012 (Detail)
Installation, dimensions variables

09.12.2014–15.02.2015

Isa Melsheimer

Synapsen

Opening: 07.12.2014, 15:00

For this last exhibition in the series of Fata Morgana the ikob attires itself in numerous limits, frontiers and thresholds through the works of Isa Melsheimer (*1968).

The artist relentlessly explores the question of the limit by creating and moving rooms. Her series of “curtains” create, within the ikob, a multitude of synaptic contact zones, of open and changeable spaces that are crossed by numerous signals transmitting information on each side of their surface. Like membranes on which the picture is fixed, close and distant, spatial and installation-like, these curtains oscillate between transparency and opacity, opening and closing spaces, literally unveiling what the surface has to say about the depths.

As it puts into dialogue the series of curtain-veils, Synapsen offers a visual reflexion on the sensitive experience of the threshold and, simultaneously, about the close and the distant, the veil and the aura as defined by Walter Benjamin in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.