All I’ve Said Above A Whisper / Only The Way Up – Willum Geerts

September 14, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Exhibition dates: September 14 – October 29, 2017

Opening Thursday, September 14 from 6-8 pm
Performance will be at 6.30 pm

The performance will be repeated on Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm.

LMAKgallery is pleased to present Willum Geerts’ exhibition and performance All I’ve Said Above A Whisper / Only The Way Up in our Courtyard. On view will be an installation of three brass pipes that, in a melancholic way, reflect on our abundant contemporary life where the sky is still the limit. Persistently ignoring an inevitable insecurity: the constant possibility of change.

Throughout the duration of the performance, musicians will play specially constructed brass wind instruments attached to balloons, which reflects the phenomena of infinite economic fluctuation. The shapes of each instrument is based on an economical chart; each representing the “sky-is-the-limit” period of three years prior to a historic economical crisis: Tulp Mania (1637), Wall Street Crash (1929), and Financial Crisis (2008). Every musician repeatedly plays an excerpt of a musical piece from the corresponding year of crisis: ‘Poesia D’incerto’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, and ‘Viva La Vida’. The softly audible, rhythmic breathing determines the size of the balloon.

In this exhibition and performance, Willum Geerts points out that happiness and cynicism of our society go paradoxically hand in hand. His criticism of the current socio-economical and political situation lays in this hyperbole and Geerts, therefore, invites the audience to look at the world around to recognize the versatility and reality of life.