October 11 – November 17, 2018
In the world of computing cache is a component that stores data for future requests. One could say that the cache serves as an immediate excavation, archiving the present and communicating alternative futures.
An analogous use of a short-term history can be traced in Christian Andersson’s new exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake. Here the artist presents a series of works that together make up a montage of fiction in which components of a remote (or perhaps not so remote) past are used to extrapolate a possible distant (or perhaps not so distant) future.
The first work the visitor encounters, untitled disc-shaped object, is an antenna lying on the ground like an abandoned relic. Once receiving radio waves it is now disconnected, rusty and dripping as in the aftermath of a heavy rain. This former receiver now becomes a transmitter, the drops of water making ripples travelling outward through time and space. And it’s precisely this kind of visual echo that shapes the objects we meet in the exhibition. These at-first-glance ready-mades open up for new configurations and readings.
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Image: Christian Andersson, Wallpaper with mesh and spiral, 2018, wallpaper, 610 x 329 cm; Disc-shaped object, 2018, parabolic antenna, water, ø 180 cm
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