About the artist
In the work of the British artist Cerith Wyn Evans, language plays a crucial role. This involves not only written text but also the way a message can be conveyed through images or sounds. His work emphasizes that the same signs can be interpreted differently and can refer to various things.
In a typical apartment in the city center, the artist plays a film on the television, causing the interior to be flickeringly illuminated. The audience cannot see what film is being played, as the monitor is turned away from us and the reflective light offers little information.
The subtle installation arouses curiosity. We peer like voyeurs into someone else’s living room and wonder what is on the television. Moreover, why would the resident watch a film with all the lights off? The tension between the public and private domains and between control and privacy is palpably present in this minimal installation.
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