Hans Theys est un philosophe du XXe siècle, agissant comme critique d’art et commissaire d'exposition pour apprendre plus sur la pratique artistique. Il a écrit des dizaines de livres sur l'art contemporain et a publié des centaines d’essais, d’interviews et de critiques dans des livres, des catalogues et des magazines. Toutes ses publications sont basées sur des collaborations et des conversations avec les artistes en question.

Cette plateforme a été créée par Evi Bert (Centrum Kunstarchieven Vlaanderen) en collaboration avec l'Académie royale des Beaux-Arts à Anvers (Groupe de Recherche ArchiVolt), M HKA, Anvers et Koen Van der Auwera. Nous remercions vivement Idris Sevenans (HOR) et Marc Ruyters (Hart Magazine).

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Anna Godzina - 2010 - Singing the Space Electric [EN, essay],
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Hans Theys

 

 

Singing the Space Electric

About Anna Godzina’s work

 

Anna Godzina (b. 1990 in Chișinău, Moldova) creates kinetic sculptures and installations that sprinkle tiny sounds through space. They consist of found objects such as wood, metal, bolts, strings, electric engines, cogwheels, belts, glass bulbs, water, sawblades and guitar parts. Slowly they move and almost imperceptible are their flowery additions to space, reshaping it, energizing it, unfolding it.

    Some time ago, Godzina studied film making. Creating cinema, however, lost it’s attraction for her. Classical cinema, that is, for it is our intimate conviction that she went on making films but with other means. Don’t we recognize the repetitive sound of a projector? Or the slapping sound of the film strip at the end of a projection?

    Vaguely we remember a blind emperor who had a large garden designed to listen to when it rained. And indeed traditional Chinese gardens were provided with Rain Pavillions, from whence the owner could listen to the ever changing garden revealed to him or her by the ever changing winds and raindrops.

    Thus speak to us the tinkling sculptural proposals of Godzina, strewn through space, making it visible to us in a new way.

    Simultaneously, however, their delicate but functional structures and elegant movements pull us into a world of tactile and visual pleasure, childhood memories and fantasy.

 

Montagne de Miel, 16 June 2019