VNH Gallery presents the group exhibition entitled “Cracher une image de toi / Spitting an image of you” featuring the work of Hannah Buonaguro, Mimosa Echard and Ryan Foerster.
PR: A curtain separates the audience from the space dedicated to the set—the place that movement and sound and objects inhabit. There are markings on the wall, and other ones all around (clothing, furniture, papers) which imply a performance—one that has already happened, or may happen, or is happening (in a present-continuous way).
The three artists have convened to ask the ongoing questions: out of all the things they encounter each day, which are significant enough to present? What words and images take precedent, when they speak in different tongues? Everything we do is immediately and inevitably pushed into realm of pastime(1), as time has passed. If we think about what we want to do in futuretime, it seems to just be a repetition of things we’ve done in the past.
Thus, all of it is “pastime”. Remove one of the t’s because the past merges with the time. Try to do something new while unknowingly rooting things in the old ways.
When they met, it wasn’t summer yet. Soon it will be; a strawberry moon will appear just before the solstice.