The artistic practice of Geoffrey Farmer (born 1967 in Eagle Iceland BC, CA, Vancouver, CA) has its roots in Dada, happenings, performance and process-based art. It refers to the opportunity of alternative temporalities, configures the contrast of materiality and conceptuality in a new way as well as it admits to the adventure of a performative production of meaning. After extensive research, the artist creates encyclopedia that bring together aspects of visual arts, literature, music, politics, history and sociology.
The edition for the Kunstverein is based on the mechanical play "Let's Make the Water Turn Black", inspired by Farmers interest in Kabuki theater, which consists of numerous, partly kinetic sculptures that follow a constantly changing computer-generated light and sound score over the duration of a day. Farmer has exclusively designed 10 unique light objects for the Kunstverein, which are linked to the figures and scores of the exhibition.
- Kunstverein in Hamburg, D (E) / Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA (E)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA (E)
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA (E)
- The Curve Gallery, Barbican, London, UK (G)
Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, CH (E)
Nottingham Contemporary, UK (E)
Mercer Union, Toronto, CA (E)
- dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, D (G)
SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA (G)
- Istanbul Biennale, TR (G)