Where gravity makes you float

Grim Projects presents

WHERE GRAVITY MAKES YOU FLOAT curated by Silja Leifsdottir

June 12th-July 8th 2010. OPENING 12th 19:00-23:00

Group show with Henrik Menné, Josefine Lyche/Henrik Pask, Kristina Bengtsson, Katharina Kiebacher,Michael John Whelan, Simen J. Helsvig, Sinta Werner.

The exhibition Where gravity makes you float looks 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 reveal a deep curiosity about the nature of reality and embody a constant dialogue between fact and fiction.

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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm
GRIMMUSEUM. Fichte strasse 2, 10967 Berlin