A K DOLVEN: please return │ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham → 19 April 2015

please return, 2014. Sound installation with sign. Photo: Stuart Whipps
please return, 2014. Sound installation with sign. Photo: Stuart Whipps

“Îcon priznts a ny xibišn v wrc bî A C Dolvn, wn v Nōwe’z most prominnt ātists. Ʈru a vrayti v mīdia – pêntñ, insṭlešn, film n sând – š z cnsrnd isnšli wɖ ɖ repṛzentešn v sblîm načṛl fwsz. In ɖs rspct š îdntifîz wɖ ɖ rnând nîntīnʈ senčri Nōwījn pêntr Pedr Balca (1804–1887), huz wrc z olso includd in ɖ xibišn.

In hiz landsceps v nwɖn Nōwe, Balca’z hymn subjcts r dwōft bî ɖer srcmstansz, az sml figrz in ɖ landscep, or ɖer prezns z implîd bî modist dwelñplêsz or bôts at ɖ mrsi v ɖ sì. Ẇlst šẹrñ Balca’z wrldvy, Dolvn’z vižn z mr ôvrtli fiḷsoficl, dīlñ wɖ ɖ nêčr v psepšn n ɖ sbconšs funẋnñ v memri n fīlñ. It z significnt ɖt š fôc̣sz on densli multīsenṣri sičuešnz, in ẇč hr mn subjct z at wns vri preznt n reẓnnt wɖ lost tîm.

In sfpwtrit, Brlin februar 1989 Lofoten august 2009 (2010), an 8mm film on vidio, w si ɖ ātist in a tlñ daylog wɖ hrslf acrs tîm. Ɖ ŕlı̣r fŭtij wz šot in West Brlin, ovrlcñ ɖ rivr Spri ẇč, in ŕli 1989, wz pāt v Īst Brlin. Standñ cold n nêcid, az š trnz ɖ camra arnd hr wêstlîn untl ɖ rol v film z yzd p, ol ɖ tîm š z biyñ wočt bî Īst Jrmn bwdrṗlis. Ɖ lêtr fŭtij, filmd twenti yirz on, fīčrz Dolvn mcñ ɖ sem jesčr wɖ a camra on a mântintop in nwɖn Nōwe, in ɖ ẇît lît v an Āctc sumrnît, ovrlcñ ɖ sì. Ɖs slfpwtrit z ostnsbli an ātwrc abt ɖ wrld bynd, ẇlst biyñ sentrd on ɖ ātist, n hr plês in tîm.

A ny siriz v pêntñz bî Dolvn aludz t Balca ɖru its mīdı̣m – ɖ leyrd aplicešn v culr on aḷmiňmpanlz, sml-scêl n miniṃlist. Bt rɖr ɖn reprizntñ blīc landscep, ɖ mix v jeso, cadmı̣m-orinj n ẇît ýlpênt rzults in a hymn scintôn. Ɖ panlz ber ɖ wūndz v hamrbloz, struc hād bî ɖ ātist intu ɖ srfisz ɖt š hz cerfli priperd. Ɖz r ɖ imfatc trêsz v an ātistc act ɖt rfŕz at wns bʈ t ɖ mācs w mc n ɖ mācs md on s ʈru a lîftîm.

[…]”

 GAḶRI WEBSAIT


ẆT ĐE SE

Anica Frenč, Đ APOLO MAĠZĪN, 17 Māč 2015
AFTRNNDUST, 8 Febrri 2015
Rêčl Dayr, CUNTRI N TÂN HÂS
ROYL NŌWĪJN EMḄSI


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