In the evocative installation that the exhibition Bring Time essentially is, Liesel Burisch addresses the transitory space of the pre- and after party, their changeability and potential for indulging the fragile and temporary spaces in which relationships can arise and develop.
The exhibition’s central video piece Never Stop has been shot at O—Overgaden in the interim construction period between other exhibitions, as well as at bars, clubs and lent homes. In the alternating scenes that compile themselves in a cyclical shape, we meet various performers. Through dialogue and dance they reveal moments from the intimate slowness of party preparations, the freedom and collectivity inherent in the dancing and the conversations common at after parties. The movements and fragmented conversations blend with an electronic score that slowly and hypnotically fills up the exhibition space. The video is mounted on extensive scaffolding. The construction appears non-permanent something that can be quickly de- and re-constructed; temporary, just like the pre- and after party.
Based on scientific writing, manifestos and personal experiences Bring Time explores the transitory spaces before and after the party where the possibility of free expression released from prejudices, expectations and obligations, can seem even more obvious than at the party itself. The zines available at the exhibition – here reprinted in poster format – point to how the transitions between pre- and after parties, between night and everyday life – create space for the release of emotions and deeper conversations, anger and care.
Liesel Burisch’s (b. 1987) work often emerges from collective experiences and conversations, using large-scale sound and video installations to create seductive and hypnotic spaces for dialogue. Burisch is a graduate from Städelschule, Frankfurt and Universität der Künste, Berlin and also studied at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.
The exhibition at O—Overgaden is the artist’s first institutional solo show in Denmark.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of:
For all of the O—Overgaden solo exhibitions, we produce a publication to focus on each of the new artistic voices that we are lucky enough to work with, and expand the
conversations from their exhibitions to travel as far as possible. Now, the two new publications have arrived!
Thursday 16 June, exhibiting artist Liesel Burisch met Dr. Justin Hunt, researcher in queerness and queer activism, for a conversation, which is now available as a sound file and transcription: Dive into their conversation between academia and lived experience, on the “gaze of friendship” and dream collaborators turned friends, laying the ground of Liesel Burisch’s work, offering anecdotes from private COVID parties, on gender fluid performance and the way all of us are always performing (are we ever truly free to chill, even at parties?), and spaces where we start thinking about what we want to be free to do, instead of what we want to be free from experiencing.