The Place of Dead Roads
23 May - 17 August 2014
@ Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève presents The Place of Dead Roads, a solo exhibition by Joachim Koester featuring a new video installation, coproduced by the Centre, and an extensive collection of photographic works undertaken between 2003 and 2012.
Using video, 16mm film, installation and photography, Koester's work explores those troubled interzones between conscious and unconscious, the occult and the rational. The body and the notion of performance are recurring themes in his work. Koester is a conceptual, experimental artist who dramatizes the human body and creates a language of movement and gestures that evoke questions of trance and possession.
Joachim Koester's exhibition at the Centre will feature a new video, surrounded by a huge installation in the form of tunnels and rooms made out of fragments of wood and occupying one whole floor of the building. Shot inside the installation, the film uses codes borrowed from the Western and presents four characters whose expressions and gestures suggest a ritualized duel… Joachim Koester is an artist born in 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator: Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève. LINK centre