Send in the Clowns

25.08. 2016 - 15.10. 2016

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Nils Stærk is happy to present the group exhibition Send in the Clowns including works by: Miriam Bäckström, Olaf Breuning, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Michael Kvium, Sean Landers, Torbjørn Rødland og Superflex.

 

 

He is in the dark


bawls out nothing with a smile. He performs a show: On one leg

look! DO YOU WANT TO SEE


He conjures his day


how it looks

even before the day is thought. On one leg


look!

 

He continues and smells of the food he eats. DO YOU WANT TO SEE

He trots precariously on a tightrope across an invisible world


a bottomless swamp

 

By means of the umbrella in his hand


unfolded like a giant flower


he teeters


does not fall down into anything. Stays where he is!

Here

where he is: ONE GRAND ACT

 

children applauding


and the applause is hard


it even runs out of the nails

bloody*

 

*Excerpt form Glenn Christian’s text Let’s put a smile on that face! written for the exhibition. The text in its entirety will be available in the gallery through out the exhibition.