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Daniel Knorr, Block, 2014, violin, cello, double bass, harp, timpani, flute, iron cage, chain, padlock, 11' 5 3/4“ x 9' 10” x 9' 10".

Daniel Knorr

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Daniel Knorr, Block, 2014, violin, cello, double bass, harp, timpani, flute, iron cage, chain, padlock, 11' 5 3/4“ x 9' 10” x 9' 10".

In his recent exhibition “Lunarium,” Daniel Knorr presented works (all 2014, although some belong to series begun earlier) that translate various readings of urban space into the gallery sphere. The series “Berlin Wall,” 2014–, and “Depression Elevation,” 2013–, might be described as transformations of metropolitan action scenes into imagery and objects. In “Block,” 2009–, and Lunarium (the latter is the first and so far only work in a new eponymous series begun this year), Knorr experiments with performative theatrics that involve viewers in the process of visualization.

Lunarium was set up in a small store next door to the gallery that faces a narrow and not very busy side street. Its facade and windowless interior were covered with black duvetyn, a light-absorbing fabric. Outside, black letters advertised a LUNARIUM, suggesting, perhaps, the nocturnal counterpart of a solarium

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