The Museum of Contemporary Art / Roskilde / Denmark
The exhibition presents 5 installations which involve the spectators both physically and mentally, thus making them a part of these three-dimensional works. In one of them, Grey-Eye-Zone, 12 mechanical eyes search the room. Like floodlight projectors they lighten up in all directions, while slowly revolving on their axis. Eyes staring at us, but at the same time binding us if we try to look into them. A horror vision of a future robot-like man ?
Grey-Life-Zone is instead a sort of ’memory box’ cointaining a symphony of voices and images confronting the viewer with visual and verbal statements about death. From three video screens placed on coffinlike aluminium plates we meet nine artists from the Headlands Center for the Arts, near San Francisco, and hear about their personal relationship with death.
Real people in flesh and blood interviewed by B.v.H.H.S. during his three months long stay as artist-in-residence in 1998. In the other rooms, with the help of different media like photography, light, sound, water and oil, the artist challenges our beliefs and feelings with screams of unborn babies Grey-Curtain-Zone, pictures of human beings with sheepish features Grey-Clone-Zone and finally undisguised death in form of human skulls Grey-Drop-Zone. All under the eyes of african totems of fertility.