curated by insitu
invited by Salon Dahlmann
Egill Saebjörnsson „Maria’s life span" (2016). Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery Reykjavik
Expand your lifespan and experience events
that happened before you were even born,
or travel into future and plant the seeds of what is yet to come.
Be alive when Cleopatra ruled Egypt,
when dodos still roamed the land,
or when the first known human-made musical instrument
was created some 36,000 years ago.
As part of the Berlin Art Week, the view through the window of the Concierge room at Salon Dahlmann is revealed again after a long time. In it will be the Icelandic artist Egill Saebjörnsson’s installation Timebridge curated by insitu. Responding to insitu’s upcoming yearly theme of 'time travel', Timebridge is an installation that makes the concept of time physically and mentally tangible for the audience. How can we imagine 500 years in the future or 1000 years in the past? Sæbjörnsson is interested in the connection between mental reality and physical reality – the connection between what we think and what is happening in the world around us.
Egill Sæbjörnsson (born 1973 in Iceland) lives and works in Berlin. He is represented by i8 gallery in Reykjavik and Hopstreet gallery in Brussels. Sæbjörnsson will represent Iceland in the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.