ARCHIPELAGO: IT’S ONLY WHEN I REST THAT I SENSE YOUR PRESENCE
A body in space;
A body in space, breathing; My body in a space, breathing.
The body activates the space;
My body; This is not my body; What are these bodies to my body?
Hold your breath!
Between speech, between breath, between the occupation of a space;
In the intervals, in the gaps, you and I are becoming.
A hospital ventilator (machines designed to breath on behalf of another body) occupies the gallery, sometimes “breathing”, sometimes at rest; responding to the presence of people entering and moving around the space.
No longer a prosthetic attachment to a human body, but an autonomous object, the behaviour of the machine is nonetheless entwined with that of the (other) bodies, it encounters
It’s only when I rest that I sense your presence is created as part of an artistic research fellowship at KMD, by artist Andy Lock.
Andy Lock is an artist and researcher, living and working between the UK and Norway. He is a research fellow at KMD in Bergen and studying for a PhD in artistic research.Despite an MA in Photographic Studies from Westminster University, in recent years, Andy Lock’s practice has nonetheless shifted to encompass installation, performance and speculative writing, as means of creating and engaging with the circumstances that form the materials of his work.
Hordaland Art Centre based in Bergen, Norway was established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around the exhibition programme with equal emphasis on seminars, presentations and dialogue. Since 1987 Hordaland Art Centre has hosted a Nordic residency programme, from 2008 also open to international artists, curators, writers and other art professionals.