Silent Echoes: Collection Exhibition I
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
April 29 – 18 July, 2011
How did it come? For a minute the opening balanced from one side to the other. Like a walk or march. Like God strutting in the night. The outside of her was suddenly froze and only that first part of the music was hot inside her heart. She could not even hear what sounded after, but she sat there waiting and froze, with her fists tight. After a while the music came again, harder and loud. It didn’t have anything to do with God. This was her, Mick Kelly, walking in the daytime and by herself at night. In the hot sun and in the dark with all the plans and feelings. This music was her – the real plain her. [Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Mariner Books, p. 118.]
“Silent Echo: Collection Exhibition I” makes a special presentation of L’écho by TSE Su-Mei, an artist born in Luxembourg whose work resonates deeply with the world of music and human life conveyed by the above quote from Carson McCullers’s novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. This exhibition reveals possibilities of the museum collection that have seldom been discussed before.
Through selected works from the museum collection, we highlight an artistic world created through a complete fusion of self, technique, and the world, which is exemplified by L’écho, an artwork based on a process of connecting and blending a wide variety of phenomena related to the body, sound, technique, and the self.