Ceal Floyer


British artist Ceal Floyer’s first solo exhibition in Sweden, consisting of two works forming a single installation on two floors, was both minimal and well matched to the particularity of this space and its location. A sound piece in the upper gallery could be heard throughout. The video installation in the lower gallery was created specifically for Index. The visual and conceptual simplicity of the project provided a kind of counterpoint to the institution’s surroundings, with a cramped Pokémon store on one side of the gallery and a “world beat” record store on the other.

Goldberg Variation, 2002, first shown in London, is a compilation of recordings of thirty different renditions of Bach’s famous keyboard composition. Each recording starts at the same moment, but since every interpretation differs, in a short while the sound mutates into a ghostly cacophony in which you lose your grasp

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