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LINA HERMSDORF – AS IF SAND HAD BEEN SPRINKLED INTO THEM

Lina Hermsdorf – as if sand had been sprinkled into them is currently on view at Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt. Air Jordan 12 Displaying images is a completely different experience to watching them on television. Canotte Washington Wizards I could liken it to a human blushing, only it happens across the whole spectrum of colours, not just the reds, and a pixel at a time. asics gel lyte 3 mujer blancas You could say whenever I’m switched on I’m in a state of warm, constant, transmutable embarrassment, and that’s irrespective of what I’m showing — bomb attack in Manhattan, Formula 1 racing, Danish period drama. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren blauw Every image is a unique incidence of cringing, sixty times a second. Canotta New Orleans Pelicans Three monitors and a pair of speakers shift from mere exhibition equipment to animate subjects with a nervous sense of autonomy, communicating to each other in looped awkward dialogues and broaching topics like technological ageing and biological homeostasis. Women Air Jordan 6 One speaker ponders going up the entropic stream.

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  • One screen has a strange obsession with ETA Hoffmann’s dark novel the `Sandman ́, Freud’s inspiration for his writings on the uncanny. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren What sort of ego might a television have? Could news-broadcasts be sparks of a super-ego? Static interference an id? In Lina Hermsdorf’s exhibition ‚As if sand had been sprinkled into them‘, devices are rendered both intelligent and deeply fallible — equal parts fawning, self-conscious, neurotic and well-read. Trevor Siemian Jerseys The theatricality of the art object is not only heightened but transformed into a strange techno-animist ritual.



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