Sunday 7 March, 3.00 – 4.00pm
Jenni Lomax, Director of Camden Arts Centre, led a tour of the exhibitions on their final day.
Berlin-based artist Katja Strunz presented a new installation that evolved from her reaction to the space – in particular the sound which resonated from the road outside.
Central to the installation were a group of figurines or ‘musicians’ made from found objects, including candlesticks, Turkish ashtrays, cymbals and hotel reception bells. Collectively they brought to mind an alternative brass band, or a quizzical audience, surveying the rest of the exhibition and occasionally showing their appreciation of it.
Strunz is interested in the resonance of history, what she has called ‘aftermath’, and with the enfolding of time and space. Using outmoded curiosities, and employing various techniques, such as collage and mimesis, Strunz’s installations and sculptures act like trauma or memory; disrupting our linear perception of time.