“STILLE DISCO” Su-Mei Tse Solo Exhibition

The exhibition provides the audience a moment of introspection, for the audience to slow down and return to their distant memories. From this introspection of oneself, life, past memories, hopefully something new will emerge.

  • Exhibition Period:09 Oct 2010 – 07 Nov 2010
  • Address:ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
  • Opening Hours:09 Oct 2010

The exhibition provides the audience a moment of introspection, for the audience to slow down and return to their distant memories. From this introspection of oneself, life, past memories, hopefully something new will emerge.

Entering the main exhibition space, the audience first encounters Chambre Sourde (2003-2010), a work initially conceived for one of the spaces in the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Straightaway, this installation made out of cuneiform and absorbing yellow elements of foam, invites us to a change of sound in a radically different physical environment. Like suspension points or a parenthesis, this space offers the visitor, cut off from the outside world, a moment of silence and introspection. Before talking about sound or music, Su-Mei Tse immerses us into silence.

Tse’s current works continue to deal with notions of time, rhythm and breath with a certain sense of introspection, but tending to the theme of memories. Silent memories, where indistinct pictures appear for a moment on the surface of consciousness only to disappear again into haziness, as for example in the video projection Floating Memories.

Other works, as Trees and Roots, a series of photographs or Stille Disco, an installation of stone sculptures, are shown as “still life” seeming frozen in time and lifeless, condemned to the past. The expression Still Life and the interest in its nuances of translation into other languages, as for example in German “Still Leben” (Silent Life), or “Nature Morte” (Dead Nature) in French, inspired her for these works.

The exhibition “STILLE DISCO,” should be a silent and intimate party; a strong feeling (hopefully) inside each of us, bringing our personal memories to the surface where they can breathe for a moment of time….

Born in 1973, Su-Mei Tse is an awarding winner artist from Luxemburg. She had taken away the Golden Lion Award at the age of thirty in the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and recently (2009) was also given the International Prize for Contemporary Art by The Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Now she lives and works in Luxemburg and Berlin.

Note: The exhibition is realized in collaboration between Su-Mei Tse and her partner Jean-Lou Majerus. Many of the works take shape through a narrow dialogue between them.

Su-Mei TSE