Anton Kern Gallery is pleased to announce an adaptation of John Bock’s Above the point of the glowing silence (2013), which was originally performed last June in the Giardino delle Vergini for Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, the 55th Venice Biennale.
The installation includes a vitrine displaying sculptural objects that the actress, Lisa Müller-Trede, interacted with throughout the performance as well as a large stuffed maggot, representing the live maggot that was exhibited wriggling inside of Bock’s “Maggot House” structure. Bock also presents a small model of the full-sized “Maggot House”, which was created for the Venice Biennale, and an oversized model of the actual maggot it housed. The projected film portrays documentation from the live performance, capturing Müller-Trede as she transforms tales into equations and activates everyday objects through dream-like explanations.
Bock’s work has been exhibited widely including in solo shows at Kunsthalle Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (both 2013), the Barbican Art Gallery, London; Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin; CAC Malaga (all 2010); Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea; Redcat, Los Angeles (both 2008), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2007); State Opera, Berlin (2006); FRAC, Marseille (2005); the ICA London (2004); and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000); as well as participations in Luminous Interval, Guggenheim, Bilbao; 8 1/2: Thirteen artists celebrating the 100th anniversary of Trussardi, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (both 2011); Imaginary Museum: Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York (2010); Biennale di Venezia; the Lyon Biennial (both 2005); the Carnegie International (2004); Documenta 11 (2002); and the Yokohama Triennale (2001).
All images: John Bock, Above the point of the glowing silence, 2013, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York.