Lundahl & Seitl

Observatory and The Infinite Conversation

The work Observatory at MDT and The Infinite Conversation at Magasin 3 exist as two separate units, in two different places (one in a theatre and the other in a gallery), yet the two works are also interlinked, reflecting and extending into one another.

Observatory, MDT,
Stockholm,  26 April - 3 May 2011

"Observatory" has been born out of its precursor "Work / Workshop" which was researched, developed and then shown at Weld in 2008. Although the performance is set in complete darkness, there is a resemblance of the minimalism often associated with the way museums display objects in isolation and the focused observation of their viewers. In "Observatory" the visitor is fully immersed in a situation being both the observer and the observed, with perception itself as both the medium of the work, its potential content as well as the means to receive it.

The choice to present the work at MDT reflects a parallel inquiry into the tradition of theatre and performance by acting on instructions and receiving its impact on our bodies. When we are inside "Observatory" we are all protagonists in a blank story, where imaginations, physical sensations and memories are enacted and projected out into the unseen stage.

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The Infinite Conversation,Magasin 3,
Stockholm 5 - 8 May 2011
For The Infinite Conversation, Lundahl & Seitl completely darken one of the galleries at Magasin 3. Visitors are led by the hand into the dark where they then drift in and out of conversation held between disembodied voices. Each new voice is projected out into the space, where it forms a dialogue with others. The gallery, like the dark caves of Lascaux, absorbs and stores this information in its own inherent memory-every visitor leaves a trace behind for the next.
Relative to each visitors own memory and attention The Infinite Conversation explores the artwork as a self organisng system. The absence of rigid laws makes it permeable, with walls like membranes and an inner structure, that is loose, flexible, webbed and overlapping. Similar to a habit, it adapts to new environments and interactions.
Opening hours:
Thursday May 5th 12.00-7.00pm
Friday May 6th 12.00-7.00pm
Saturday May 7th 12.00-5.00pm
Sunday May 8th 12.00-5.00pm
During Spring 2011 Magasin 3 has invited a number of artists to produce work that lands somewhere between performance and exhibition. The infinite Conversation by Lundahl & Seitl is the third and final part of the series.
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Observatory and The Infinite Conversation are supported by:
Konstnärsnämnden and Innovativ Kultur

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