Night in the Science Zone
Tobias Bernstrup at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
October 1 – November 7, 2020
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is pleased to present Tobias Bernstrup’s fourth solo-exhibition at the gallery, Night in the Science Zone. The opening takes place on October 1, 5 – 8 p.m. in the presence of the artist.
Tobias Bernstrup has been working internationally for twenty years and has been noted for his pioneering works influenced by computer games as well as his transgender musical performances. The future, technology, androgyny and queer aesthetics are reoccurring topics in Bernstrup’s works which operate in the realm between the virtual and the real, with a fascination for the dystopian landscape which he throughout the years have explored in various media.
In Night in the Science Zone, Bernstrup fuses historical references and events with fictional elements to critically examine our civilisation in which truth and fiction are closely intertwined. The optimism of the 20th century and the post-war era meet visions about the future and fictional dystopias from computer games. In images and miniatures, where bomb shelters and the control of forces created by mankind are in focus, Bernstrup here explores architectural, modernist monuments which point to both the utopian potential and the dystopian reverse of science.
The world’s heaviest door, weighing 44 tonnes, is located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was constructed for a particle accelerator at the facility. In itself, the door is a mere practicality, created to protect and to control the power of the accelerator, but the imposing size makes it an unintentional monument over the possibilities and progress of science. In the current exhibition this door occurs in the sculpture A Resonance Cascade and the image series Alfa, Beta, Gamma, Delta. In Bernstrup’s interpretation of this unintentional monument there is, however, an ambiguity and an underlying, dystopian threat: the door stands ajar and a red warning light is seen flashing behind it. Read more…
Night in the Science Zone Tobias Bernstrup at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm October 1 – November 7, 2020 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is pleased to present Tobias Bernstrup’s fourth solo-exhibition at the gallery, Night in the Science Zone. The opening takes place on October 1, 5 – 8 p.m. in the presence of the artist. Tobias Bernstrup has been working (Read more…)
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