Theresa Himmer "All State"

Art in General

poster for Theresa Himmer "All State"

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Art in General presents the opening of Theresa Himmer’s site-specific audio installation All State, realized in collaboration with Kristján Eggertsson. Responding to the physical and psychological parameters of the elevator, Himmer’s original score toys with our perception of movement, expectation and entrapment. Using the repetitive motion and existing sounds of the Art in General elevator as her starting points, All State amplifies an environment already attuned to heightened sensitivity, positioning viewers somewhere between real and imagined space.

In the compact interior of the elevator, Himmer’s uncanny score of recorded sounds disrupts our notion of cause and effect. Through repetition, duplication and overlap, All State mimics reality and belies function. At once, signifiers of both visible and invisible operations (the passing of floors, the machine room switchboard, the opening of doors) become hollow, irrational and destabilizing.



from January 28, 2012 to March 17, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-01-28 from 18:00 to 20:00


Theresa Himmer

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