Date/Time: 02/01/2004 12:00 am
173A North 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LISELOT VAN DER HEIJDEN
January 2 – February 9, 2004
Opening Reception: Friday, January 2, 6 -9pm
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce the opening of False Metaphors, a solo exhibition by Liselot van der Heijden. The exhibition will feature two new video installations Aporia and Feast.
Aporia uses a repeated loop of a zebra at the moment of taking its last breath to establish an uncanny situation. Van der Heijden destabilizes the relationship between the viewer and the image, interrupting the passive role of the spectator by confronting the viewer with the gaze of the dying animal.
Feast. Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers is a satire. At a time when “people have to watch what they say…” (former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer) it is even more interesting to watch what is said by what is not said. The work juxtaposes a series of statements — “this has nothing to do with oil,” “a vulture is not an eagle” and “this is not political” — with a continuous video loop showing a close up of a group of vultures ferociously fighting to seize a bite.
Recurring themes in Liselot van der Heijden’s works are the control or power of the gaze and ‘Nature’ as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about human beings, culture and ideology, than about nature itself.
Liselot van der Heijden is an emerging artist from the Netherlands who lives and works in New York City. She has shown art projects and videos throughout the US, Europe and South America. Venues include: The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, Artist Space, Art in General, White Box, Momenta Art, Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Videochroniques in Nice, ZKM Zentrum fur Medien Technologie in Karlsruhe and Videonale 8 in Bonn, Germany.
Schroeder Romero is open Friday through Monday, 12 – 6pm and by appointment. The gallery is located at 173A North 3rd Street between Bedford and Metropolitan, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Please contact Lisa Schroeder or Sara Jo Romero for more information.
Directions: L Train to Bedford Avenue. Walk south four blocks to North 3rd Street, turn left.
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