Nov 30, 2017

Since We Were Talking About Mountains




(Exhibition view at Sandwich Gallery Bucharest, March 2017, photos by Alex Niculescu)


A few words about the work (from the exhibition brochure):

In a stale romance scenario, in which texts become slogans and plain sentences are elevated to placard texts, words expand their meaning and become abstract. In a fauve mix, great words taken over from the limits of understanding are carefully arranged next to slightly diverging notions, in a play of contrasts.

The installation created by Mihai Iepure-Górski for Sandwich Art Space recreates both a mental and a physical landscape. In the absence of text, the visual construction could be uplifting, even fascinating, a source of an evoking physical experience. However, the presence of a few short but blunt words can potentially suppress its greatness and reveal its true consistency. The possibility of choosing the suitable translation based on your personal coolness remains.

“Since we're talking about mountains, the statement begins like this, followed by its conclusion or at least a sequel at sandwich. There, I will enter a dialogue that begins with myself, following Michael Jackson's advice; I start with the man in the mirror, stepping upwards, mountainous, following the edge of a crevice that is gaping towards a dramatic but dumb fallout into humdrum.”