22 October – 14 November 2010
AN ENCOUNTER LIKE A FLASH, FROM NOW TO THE END OF CONSCIOUSNESS
“Munan Øvrelid’s exhibition at the Unge Kunstneres Samfund mostly dwells in silence, it seems to breathe with anticipation for a crashing sound brought about by boldness and by a moment of action, perhaps even revolutionary action.
The installation “An encounter like a flash”, from now to the end of consciousness (2010) captures such a moment, whether through a video of toppling objects from windows, or the marks of fallen objects on the face of a slab of concrete. However, the sound that is most important to the exhibition is the almost inaudible, hissing, which wavers, between sound and silence, which is about to become something elevated, something important, historical, only to fall back into an abstractness. But even this abstractness is dripping with possibility, with a sense of urgency, one must practice acute sensitivity, acute awareness, one must listen first. Speak later.”