Together with Gareth Evans, film curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, the artist duo Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond take a look at both visual and narrative perspectives. The occasion for their investigation is the publication of their new book, Hasn’t it been a great journey so far? in which Anderwald + Grond collect and review their creative work since 1999.
In The Eye and the Mind (1964), Maurice Merleau-Ponty writes, “There is that which reaches the frontal properties of the visual, but there is also that which reaches it from below – the profound postural latency where the body raises itself to see – and that which reaches vision from above, like the phenomena of flight, of swimming, of movement, where it participates no longer in the heaviness of origins but in free accomplishments.”
Anderwald + Grond, rest., 1999, 3′ 56″
Runa Islam, Empty the Pond to Get the Fish, 2008, 12′ 8″
Philipp Fleischmann, Main Hall, 2013, 5′ 8″
Anderwald + Grond, Contemplations, 2010, 15′ 35″
Anne Charlotte Robertson, Going to Work, 1981, 6′ 45″
Catherine Yass, Lighthouse, 2011, 12′ 42″