Opening Reception: 8.27.2004, 7 pm
Exhibition: 8.27.04 9.22.04
Kuckei + Kuckei is happy to present new works by Tamara Grcic.
In addition to the exploration of the medias of film and video, she also works with Photography as shown here in her series "Feuer 2004" (Fire 2004). Seven c-prints show a fallow plane, each with a small, flickering flame. Inflamed by the artist herself this minimal intervention into this uniform landscape becomes the sructuring element which runs all the way through the photographs and gives them a rhythm. For the exhibition at Kuckei + Kuckei she shows these photographs together with an installation, specifically designed for the gallery, whose central element is water. Grcic is playing here with the actual presence of the water in contrast to the pictures of the fire and the vulnerability of the surface, focusing on the vulnerability.
Like in earlier works of art by Grcic we again find ourselves confronted with a variety of interpretations which, despite of their supposed contradiction, don't cancel each other out. Grcics artistic concept relates strongly to Nietzsches insight about "Perspectivism" of all realization: "As far as the word "realization" has any meaning at all, the world is recognizable. But it is explainable in a different way, it doesn't have a meaning, but numerous meanings."
Through the renunciation of an actual location, the portrayed is being abstracted, it receives elemental qualities. Simultaneously the photographs and the water refer to human beings and therefore to a "Field of tension between nature and culture" (Spannungsfeld von Naturhaftem und Kultiviertem - René Block) which plays a central role in Grcics work. Through the combination of these seemingly opposite elements, the viewer is being carried back to a sense of harmony which is the basis of all things. "It is an experience of an existential nature which is being provoked by a gradual process of acquisition and simultaneous abstraction of reality." (René Block)