Frankfurt

Bethan Huws

Galerie Luis Campana

In Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall, 1990, it is not material products that are sold, but immaterial values. The memories of a vacation rather than the vacation itself are peddled; instead of an empty frame—the location of the experiences—the seller offers a holiday image that is constructed from a catalogue and then transmitted by computer. Remembering supplants the danger or insecurity of experiencing. Naturally, one then asks how concepts such as individuality, experience, and, above all, memory can still be applied in such a—disembodied—situation. These reflections, sparked by the movie, quite unexpectedly found new impetus in Bethan Huws’ work. Here, she constructed a customized floor adjusted to a portion of the exhibition surface. No object stands in the space; no artwork is attached to the wall; the viewer is presented with only the minute gesture of the floor change, which eventually

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