WHERE GRAVITY MAKES YOU FLOAT curated by Silja Leifsdottir
Artists: Henrik Menné, Josefine Lyche, Kristina Bengtsson, Katharina Kiebacher,
Michael John Whelan
According to 20th century myths, the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumblebee should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity in terms of wing size or beat per second to fly. Not being aware of scientists 'proving' it cannot fly, the bumblebee succeeds under ‘the power of its own ignorance’.
Gravity is well known as a force of nature that is just as inevitable as death. It is responsible for keeping the earth and all the other planets in the orbits around the sun. Without it, life as we know it, would not exist. In spite of this knowledge, mankind have been attempting to conquer this force for centuries, dreaming about weightlessness and the ability to fly.
Where gravity makes you float is a group exhibition presenting seven international artists working within a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, video and drawing. The exhibition is looking at contemporary artists, who in different ways play with the nature and limitation of knowledge through their exploration of existential ideas. By working through philosophical problems visually, they question a fully rational understanding of the world.
The works in the exhibition all reveal a deep curiosity about the nature of reality and embody a constant dialogue between fact and fiction.