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Sonia Boyce – For you, only you

Video installation in Oldenburg’s Pulverturm
12 August 2017, 11:00 - 24 September 2017, 18:00

With her 3-screen video installation For you, only you, British artist Sonia Boyce, transforms Oldenburg’s Pulverturm (former gunpowder magazine) into a sacral concert hall. She also fuses the world of early Renaissance music with the contemporary Dadaist vocals of Greek sound artist Mikhail Karikis. Karikis’ treatment of the motet Tu solus qui facis mirabiliaYou Alone Work Miracles by Josquin Desprez (1450–1521) takes apart the original score to build a wholly new piece. The 15-minute installation is not only a meditation on original art and contemporary art’s appropriation of it but also evolves as a mini-battle between various musical formats. For you, only you is the latest in the Edith Russ Haus’ exhibition series, which sets the Pulverturm, one of Oldenburg’s oldest buildings, in relation both to music and video art.

 
For you, only you © Sonia Boyce

Sonia Boyce has been a key figure in the Black British arts scene since the early 1980s. Photography, collage, film, printing, drawing, installation and sound rank among her broad-ranging media, as does collaboration with other artists. Her work has been shown inter alia at the Venice, Göteborg, Thessaloniki and Sharjah Biennales, and acquired by the Tate Modern, among others.

 

12th of August – 24th of September 2017
Opening Hours: Friday 2 – 6pm| Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Tel.: +49(0)441/235-3208, Fax.: +49(0)441/235-2161
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 14:00 -18:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:00, Monday closed info@edith-russ-haus.de
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