Too high or too low there ain't no inbetween
TOO HIGH OR TOO LOW THERE AIN'T NO INBETWEEN
07.03.08 - 16.03.08
SWG3 presents a two-week residency of two emerging Düsseldorf based artists Jochen Weber and Taka Kagitomi with the outcome of their stay to be a ten-day long exhibition within +44 141 gallery space.
Jochen Weber, born in Hamburg, Germany, currently studying at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, has shown widely in his native Germany. His practise integrates sculpture, furniture and architecture exploring modernist forms, which take structure as a domestic chair, table or partition wall. One recent work ‘Double Storage’ 2008 with its black paper skin covered with tiny plastic screw caps can trace its heritage to both an Ikea shelving unit and Frank Stella.
Taka Kagitomi utilises a range of manmade materials, from bicycle wheels to sleeping bags, two-way mirrors to wooden boxes, constructing eccentric interactive installations in which the expected never occurs. For Kagitomi, the viewers’ engagement with the works is important as a sculptural element in the overall installation as the synthetic materials. Also studying at the Kunstakamademie Düsseldorf, under Tal R, Taka was born in Niigata, Japan.
‘too high or too low there ain't no in between’, the first international residency at +44 141, is supported by the Goethe Institute Glasgow and The 78.