FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present “Global Anesthetics”, a group show bringing together three artists: installation artists, Zach Hart and Alexandra Wilson, presenting their collaborative series, Connect Haven, and sound artist, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen, presenting a new piece entitled, Time Travelling Birds. At what point do aesthetics begin to overlap with anesthetics? Considering hyper-mobility, pilgrimage, the desire to travel for pleasure, “the global village”, and the ever expanding tourist industries we seek to investigate the anesthetizing effects of homogeneity. Aesthetics conjoining one city to another in completely opposite corners of the world simultaneously welcome and limit visitors who seek a comfort blanket, a blanket which they recognize the warmth from and then desire to stay beneath. As the anesthetic takes hold and puts us under, potential stored energy reserved for randomness and the event is steadily drained.
A short program of experimental films will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, featuring works addressing technology, communications, and mediated realities from artists Mary Helena Clark, Nyle Kaliski, LGHQ, Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Jessica Wilson and Danielle Zorbas.
Zach Hart and Alexandra Wilson are based in New York City and began their collaboration in 2018. Both received a BA in art from Hampshire College in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Their works have been shown at Very Project Space (Berlin), Sunview Luncheonette (NY), Northampton Film Festival (MA), and Peripheral Visions Film Festival (NY).
Anne Gry Friis Kristensen (born in Danmark, 1987) is a Danish sound artist, composer and filmmaker, educated from The National Danish Film School in 2013.