“The urge to see everything leads to the frustration of not seeing anything, of always being driven on to the next thing without absorbing the last.” • TONSPUR 79
THE URGE TO SEE EVERYTHING LEADS TO THE FRUSTRATION OF NOT SEEING ANYTHING, OF ALWAYS BEING DRIVEN ON TO THE NEXT THING WITHOUT ABSORBING THE LAST.
I’ve always been attached to the idea that walls contain a memory of whatever has occurred in front of them, I recall my elders saying “Walls have ears”, fanciful I know, but that’s what is guiding me here – to imagine what these walls have absorbed.
Keith Rowe, November 2018
Keith Rowe, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom in 1940, lives and works in Clisson, France. 69th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21 (MuseumsQuartier Wien).
Opening: Sun 25.11.2018, 5pm
Georg Weckwerth [artistic director TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien]
Jozef Cseres [aesthecian, professor, curator] – read
- Keith Rowe [GB/FR]*
- “The urge to see everything leads to the frustration of not seeing
- anything, of always being driven on to the next thing without
- absorbing the last.”**, 2018
- 8-channel sound work, 7-part series of images
- Duration 15:00 min
- Concept, recordings, composition, drawings: Keith Rowe
- Production: TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien for the series
- TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum
- Special thanks to Stephanie Evans and Jozef Cseres
- *69. TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21/MQ
- **Searle, Adrian: “Chaos in Paris”. In: The Guardian. As of 21 May
- TONSPUR_passage / Q21/MQ Wien
- Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
- Daily 10am to 8pm