ŻAK | BRANICKA presents within the abc the artist Joanna Rajkowska.
ŻAK | BRANICKA is proud to announce for abc art berlin contemporary 2016, a new project by Joanna Rajkowska titled Berlin Timepost.
Following up on the artist’s interest in the relation between a work, its exhibition space and the spectator, Berlin Timepost, a 4,5 m neon sign, is devised to make the viewers move their heads upwards and thus assume new perspectives. The sculpture points towards the sky and simultaneously refers to this mysterious space by mentioning one of its most fascinating phenomenons. Almost like an astronomical guide, the sculpture’s neon writing informs the observer: the nearest event horizon is about 6000 light years from us. This statement also establishes a direct link between the place where the sculpture stands and the phenomenon that is its subject.
The sculpture also opens new perspectives in the sense that it brings up a topic from the theory of relativity, a field mostly obscure to the layman. An event horizon is a boundary in spacetime, also called a point of no return. No event beyond it, not even the emission of light, can reach the outside observer. Similarly, from the observer’s point of view, any object approaching the event horizon appears to slow down indefinitely and never pass it.
Vernissage: Thursday, 15th September 2016
Exhibition period: Thursday, 15th – Sunday, 18th September 2016
WHERE? Station Berlin / Luckenwalder Strasse 4—6 in 10963 Berlin
Image captio: Joanna Rajkowska, Berlin Timepost, 2016 (project)
Exhibition Joanna Rajkowska – ŻAK | BRANICKA – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin