Gallery Cruise, 2012
Smack Mellon, NY
My role: Curator / Produced multimedia exhibition and managed installation and deinstallation.
Gallery Cruise by eteam, transports visitors to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean via an elaborate cruise ship Tea Room recreated in the gallery. Crew members perform typical rituals observed before, during and after Tea Time on the high seas and viewers, now “passengers”, are invited to partake in this classic cruise ship activity.
Eteam’s members are Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger. Since 2002, most of their projects have been based on random pieces of land they buy on ebay. Once they have located their lots, they activate the possibilities that are inherent in the site and turn them into temporary realities. This often happens in collaboration with people who live or work in the respective area. eteam’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the PS1, NY; Momenta Art, Brooklyn; Vertexlist, Brooklyn; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain, among other venues. Videos by the eteam have been screened at the Transmediale, Berlin; the Marler Video Kunst Preis, Germany; Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City; New York Video Festival, NYC; They have been awarded a NYSCA Grant, a Harvestworks Artist Grant, an EYEBEAM Production Grant, and an Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund. In 2005 they were selected for the “New Commissions Program” with Art in General, NY and were awarded a Digital Matrix Commission. They are fellows of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and were Smack Mellon Studio Artists in 2008. More recently they became Creative Capital Grantees and received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger reside in Queens, NYC.
More info about the exhibition on Smack Mellon website.
Image courtesy of the artist and Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.