all images from the series Procession. 2002-2006. 80 x 120 cm
© ProLitteris Zürich, 2011
Apart Fumetto this weekend, I took some time to explore the first retrospective of CATHERINE GFELLER presented at Kunstmuseum Luzern*. I’ve been blown away by her work “Procession” (see above) which is a dialogue with herself, the city, others and us. Equipped with camera and microphone, the artist slips through the city and across the countryside, merges with the flow of people and traffic, is reflected in buses and shop windows, passes through walls to scan the hidden spaces where people live and illuminate their possessions.
CATHERINE GFELLER’s artistic research deals with the sensitivity of modern mankind in the area of tension between the miraculously functioning crowd and the individual.
*”Pulsation” runs through May 8, 2011 at Kunstmuseum Luzern.