8–10 Oct 2021 (16:00–18:00)
Skylight
Benedicte Beldam / sliding walls, falling seasons

At 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14. April 1912, the MSR Titanic hit an iceberg 600 km south-southeast of Newfoundland, North Atlantic Ocean. The ship was said to be unsinkable. It sunk the following morning. The event still stands as one of the major maritime disasters in Western peace time. Only 705 survived, yet the exact number of diseased people has never been properly confirmed.

Let’s pretend we are under an iceberg. The window is the surface. We travel in time. We are not here on the night of the shipwreck, but at the launching hour of the ship back in 1911. On that very day, one of the workers died during the particular process of manually removing wooden blocks on the slipway. Was this tragedy an omen of the future events?

Join me in Skylight Gallery (elevator up to 4th floor, Fine Arts Academy admin building) on Friday at 16:00 for the opening, or in the late evenings from 20:00-00:00 today, tomorrow or Thursday for a performance where I will be watching for icebergs/installing the work. Earplugs are recommended. It is not necessary to sit through the whole thing.