An exhibition by BFA2, Umeå Academy of Fine
Opening Friday 29 March at 19:00 with
performance by Jakob Niedziela every hour and also by Emanuel
Bucchieri: 20:30 på vernissagekvällen (the outbuilding).
Open hours 12.00 - 16.00 , Tuesday -Saturday
during the period 29 March - 7 April.
"Go first to your old plant and watch carefully the watercourse
made by the rain. By now the rain must have carried the seeds far
away. Watch the crevices made by the runoff, and from them
determine the direction of the flow. Then find the plant that is
growing at the farthest point from your plant. All the devil's weed
plants that are growing in between are yours. Later you can extend
the size of your territory by following the watercourse from each
point along the way" (Deleuze/Guattari: "Introduction - Rhizome" in
A Thousand Plateaus).
In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze and Guattari draw dichotomies,
lines and circles. Some circles encompass other circles, some are
separate black holes. Over the lines and circles they add flows.
The human being is a segmentary animal, constantly sorting things,
from the smallest to the largest. We are segmented in a circular
fashion with the individual in the center surrounded by our block,
our city, our country, the world. We are segmented in a linear
fashion starting with our family, then our school, job, home for
the elderly. To break out is to create a line of flight.
How does one navigate in an age that keeps spinnning faster and
faster and that seems intent on extinguishing itself? In this
exhibition we draw a landscape. This is both an outer landscape
surrounding us but also an inner landscape to traverse and
discover. We have followed the crevices, found our plants and
extended our territory. This exhibition is about finding an
in-between space where art and creation are possible.
Hugo Skaarud Sandberg