Far Near Neighours

exhibition of Nine Dragon Heads artists at the Sarajevo Winter Festival
- New Temple Gallery, February 2005


Left to Right: Detail in foreground of an installation by Neil Berecry Brown, Australia; Green (2 rows of postcards each with the text (in Bosnian) by Andreas Pytlik, Germany (www.andreaspytlik.de); Ricepaper installation on the door windows by Park Byoung-Uk, South Korea; Inland Soul at Sea (hanging objects and soundscape) and Dans le jardin de beaux arts (snails), Tulips from Istanbul by Sonja van Kerkhoff and Sen McGlinn, The Netherlands; 1984 photographs of himself wearing his 'machine' sculpture and a sculpture made at the Saravego art school by Allois Schild, Austria; First Lessons in Relativity (hanging dolls) by Sonja van Kerkhoff, The Netherlands.


Left to Right: Box with feathers by Kazunori Kitazawa, Japan; Green (2 rows of postcards each with the text (in Bosnian) by Andreas Pytlik, Germany; Ricepaper installation on the door windows by Park Byoung-Uk, South Korea; Inland Soul at Sea (hanging objects and soundscape) by Sonja van Kerkhoff and Sen McGlinn, The Netherlands.

Left to Right: Photocopies of photographs and detail of a sculpture by Alloys Austria; First Lessons in Relativity (hanging dolls) by Sonja van Kerkhoff, The Netherlands; (top to bottom: bingo cards, playing cards scores by her father and father-in-law and cigarette filters) by Gordana Andelic-Galic, Bosnia-Herzegovina.





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Left: Detail of a sculpture by Alloys Austria;
First Lessons in Relativity (hanging dolls) by Sonja van Kerkhoff, The Netherlands; (top to bottom: bingo cards, playing cards scores by her father and father-in-law and cigarette filters) by Gordana Andelic-Galic, Bosnia-Herzegovina.



Found objects inside a case by Edin Numankadic, Bosnia-Herzegovina.



 


Neil Berecry Brown's installation of plastic tape and an image of clouds on canvas on the floor.
Dans le jardin des beaux arts (snail forms) by Sonja, Sen and Jacqueline.




Jessy Rahman's installation was in the corner.




< Jessy and Park with Jessy's work in progress. Jessy constructed a star out of wood and paper which stood underneath his 7 star version of the Bosnian flag. The text across the star said something like: A star for Srpska This province is currently moving towards independence from the rest of Bosnia.

Jessy also hung a row of televison screens with the text "What's going on in The Hague?" written across them in Bosian.


Lee Ji-Eon working on her costume.


Max Buhlmann's intervention. He took some of the netting Park had brought over from Korea and made a wall between two poles, and two holes.

> Paper flowers by Shin, Yong-Gu. For the opening and for most days, I laid out the snails in the snow in front of the gallery.


Then at lunchtime on Feb 10th I did the performance, Neighbours in this space.


First I walked in a circle, making a path in the snow.




Shin, Young-Gu and Lee, Ji-Eon working on Shin's flowers which he then attached to a tree outside.



Shin's flower piece after a week and a half of snow


Max's fence and Sonja walking in a circle.


Then I took yellow men out of a bag and planted most of these in the circle, and gave a few away.








< Bill's sculpture in lying in the snow. It was a triangular form but on the first evening one of the leg was removed. I wrote a text in the snow starting inside the v form of Bill's work, with my feet and here a day later, it was possible to make out some of the words I made. The text was: Don't write in the snow.