Damien Jacobsen, Beck Bj, Mathilde Meireles & Sue Rockenschaub : [Beside Babylon]
Geneve Metropolitan Foundation of Art, Geneve, Switzerland
Every building has things that people like to point out, quirks of history that come to define it; the layers of time and place involved in the works of art presented engage the viewer in the complexity and awareness of the situation; through this, it relaxes our impulse for a historically conditioned static viewing of this abstract work; our concept of art must be universal and have an interdisciplinary nature, there is something quite important about this central focus to the images, personal desires and fears remain the starting point for artist practice, it symbolizes the artist's optimistic belief in beauty and change. This art, a sophisticated gaze, pursues the permanence of a gesture or a presence, it is the ability of text to stimulate our imaginations and to communicate images and meanings to each of us, in that way it leads us to view the world around us differently. Every building has things that people like to point out, quirks of history that come to define it; Damien Jacobsen's nearly imperceptible sound paths unconsciously stop the visitors in their tracks.