The video work ‘To Navigate, in a Genuine Way, in the Unknown Necessitates an Attitude of Daring, but not One of Recklessness (Movements Generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda)’ (2009) is currently part of the exhibition ‘The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future’. On this occasion the artist will give a lecture performance entitled ‘Bringing Something Back’.
A complex web of documentary and fiction forms the basis for the photo series, installations and films of Joachim Koester (b. 1962, Copenhagen). His work examines established and current ideas that have been passed down through history and makes them available for possible rewriting. Tracking along the boundary of the unknown is a constant in his oeuvre. He thereby pays particular attention to the human body, body language and performance; the occult, the covert and the immeasurable; and the human spirit and mind-broadening experiments. Thus the figure of the artist also gets caught up in sometimes far-reaching analogies with the explorer, the mystic and the charlatan. In 2012, the comprehensive solo exhibition ‘Maybe One Must Begin with some Particular Places’ was staged at S.M.A.K.
- Sunday 5 May 2019 at 2 pm.
- In English.