Transit treats the space at Casco as a transit zone, to use the metaphor ofairports and stations - with arrivals from different directions anddepartures to as many destinations. A place for meeting, communicating andinteracting. The work of the participating artists can best be described asconversation pieces. They relate not only to the context of the exhibitionspace, but also acquire meaning through their relations with other areas.Transit raises the question about where the work really occurs: in publicspace, virtual space or imaginary space.
Hinrich Sachs's projects rarely limit themselves to a specific place orspace. Rather, they extend across public and private space, the exhibitionspace (art), the corporate sphere (companies, the media, consumerproducts), and the contemporary and the historical. In his work he combinesdifferent cultural domains in which language has a key role as a tool withwhich to communicate, to translate or to give meaning. Hinrich Sachsproposed two projects for Transit. Interest (piece) is a telephone searchfor the unknown whereabouts of the artist Ian Wilson who, in the 1970s,declared that his work from that moment on would only exist as 'oralcommunication'. Present (piece)is a gift from Sachs to Lisette Smit andMariette Dölle, the curators of the exhibition.
The works of Guillaume Paris seem to be hybrid products: ambiguities ofcultures, sex, art and consumer products. In his ongoing project The NewPerishable Gallery, images of people on supermarket packaging are treatedas if they are unique individuals. Removed from the economical system theimages behave as portraits in this perishable gallery.
Yvonne le Grand will present a sound sculpture based on one of theadventures of Nara Zoyd. Nara Zoyd is Yvonne le Grand's alter ego; anavatar with no past, only a future, with the Internet as her home base.Navigators can expect a new episode of Nara Zoyd's adventures and maycorrespond with her through the e-mail. This correspondence leads to thecreation of characters who are included in the serial. From this arises acomplex structure of fact and fiction, real and virtual presence, andchanging identity.
The moment of perception plays a crucial part in the work of Asier PérezGonzález. This moment of signification is not fixed and is thereforedetermined as little as possible by the artist. Pérez González creates anumber of parameters within which the viewer may experience the work. InTransit Asier Pérez González concentrates on the logistics of theexhibition. In the work Silver Opening he has placed advertisementsoffering people a free cocktail if they appear at the opening dressed insilver. Casco Plastic Bag distributes 5000 plastic bags with the Casco logoto various locations in Utrecht. Users of the bags hereby unwittinglybecome Casco's promoters.
translation: Annabel Howland
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