The Wake

The Wake on Tour

12-10-2010 / Lazarides & The Old Vic Tunnels / Hell's Half Acre / London
27-01-2006 / Michael Kvium / JayWalking Eyes / Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
05-11-2005 / Anyang Public Art Project 2005 / City of Anyang / Korea
10-06-2004 / Joyce in Art / Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce / ReJoyce Dublin 2004
26-09-2002 / Rio de Janeiro Film Festival do Rio Brasil
19-06-2002 / Estonian Television Tallinn
20-04-2002 / New York DCA Gallery
09-08-2001 / Stevns Klint Camp Electric 01
08-08-2001 / København Galleri Faurschou
29-07-2001 / Testrup Højskole
18-07-2001 / Brösarp Neon Gallery Vägstationen
23-06-2001 / Dubrovnik SEE Docs in Dubrovnik
19-05-2001 / Minsk Pall Mall Club
17-05-2001 / Århus Live Electronica
27-04-2001 / Augustenborg Danebod Højskole
20-04-2001 / Lisboa Fundacao Gulbenkian
18-04-2001 / London DVD EuropA Award 2001
13-03-2001 / Clermont-Ferrand VideoFormes
08-03-2001 / Stockholm Art Fair
09-02-2001 / Horsens Kunstmuseum
09-02-2001 / Horsens Ny Teater
02-02-2001 / København Byens Kro
26-01-2001 / Edinburgh The Fruitmarket Gallery
06-12-2000 / Buenos Aires Bienal de Arte
23-11-2000 / Beograd Festivala Autorskig Filma
16-11-2000 / La Habana Bienal de Arte
13-11-2000 / Sao Paulo Pinacoteca
04-11-2000 / Hamburg Kampnagel
23-09-2000 / Stavanger Kapittel 00 Festival
22-09-2000 / København Kulturbro 2000
18-09-2000 / København Byens Kro
16-09-2000 / Amsterdam World Wide Video Festival
15-09-2000 / Malmö Högskola & Kockums

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Finnegans Wake


26-01-2004 - 13-02-2004

Bannister Gallery Rhode Island

The Wake

by Michael Kvium and Christian Lemmerz

Rhode Island College / Providence
January 26 - February 13 2004

This immersive, time intensive, three screen, filmic project by two of Denmark’s more notorious visual artists takes it’s title and motives from James Joyce’s, 'Finnegans Wake', but paradoxically expands the open endedness of Joyce’s 'stream of consciousness' approach by eliminating words entirely. The silent barrage of images as well as the duration and scale of the project give it a presence less cinematic and more akin to painting or sculpture - as something in which the viewer can immerse themselves at any point. Created in 2000, it has been exhibited primarily in Europe, and in 2001 received the London DVD Europa Award. It was most recently presented at the 2002 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Michael Kvium and Christian Lemmerz, have worked together on film, video, and performance projects since their days as students of the Royal Danish Academy of Art, though they each are also highly noted artists in their own right; Kvium primarily for his paintings, and Lemmerz for his sculpture. The Wake was produced by Dino Raymond Hansen and the director of cinematography is Lars Beyer. The project was supported by the: Danish Film Institute, The Kulturbro 2000 Foundation, the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology, the Danish Ministry of Culture, and Malmö University. Presented in cooperation with the DCA Gallery, New York and Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen. This exhibit was curated by Dennis O’Malley, Director, Bannister Gallery.