UNDERCURRENTS IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THREE ARTISTS: ANITA VAN DOORN (AU/SE), ANNA-MARIA SAAR (EE) AND RINA DEDO (HR/SE).
THE FIRST INSTALLMENT WAS AN EXHIBITION, INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE ART PROJECT AT KULTURTEMPLET, AN OLD AND NOW DISUSED WATER RESERVOIR UNDER GRÅBERGET IN GOTHENBURG, WITH THE SUPPORT OF GOTHENBURG CITY CULTURE COMMISSION, UNDERCURRENTS WAS PART OF THE GOTHENBURG INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (GIBCA) EXTENDED PROGRAM FOR 2019.
The ocean breathes as we do. Continuously. The sea gives, the sea receives, and the sea takes away. But there are always traces. Long after an event has passed its residual memory lingers and we swim amoungst the aftermath of everything that happens.
With a shared reverence for nature and our material surroundings, and for the average and yet at the same time extraordinary everyday which is all too often taken for granted, three artists present a site-specific, sensory rich installation in Gråbergets old water reservoir.
Venture down to the underground. Let the currents carry you on a journey to the bottom of the sea. We welcome you to a subaquatic expedition in an immersive environment.
Dress warmly, its cold down in the cavern!
For more information on the venue and accessibility, please visit the venue website: www.kulturtemplet.org.
For more information on GIBCA and GIBCA Extended, please go to www.gibca.se.
Anna-Maria Saar, 2019. Image: Gete Tiirats
" I need to learn to breathe. Constantly. I am so much out of breath all the time and this is where the fear begins."
Anna-Maria Saar, 2019
Kabelgatan 19, 41457 Gothenburg
Anita van Doorn, Deep blue, 2019.
There I stood, 20 years old, at the edge of a vast glacial field, surrounded by mountains, far above the sea. Every single stone on this field was rounded, smoothed, by the grinding action of the ice as it receded over thousands of years, thousands of years ago.
This was the first time I remember feeling like I had dissolved into the landscape, that I was no longer separate but inextricably a part of everything. I was nothing, nowhere, and I was everything, everywhere.
All I have to do now in order to remember that I am a part of everything is recall this memory. The residual memory of the glacier is written in the stones and inscribed on my bones.
Anita van Doorn, 2018.