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Martin Ebner, Film Without Film (after The Evil Faerie by George Landow, FLUX Film No. 25, 1 min., 1966), 2013, PVC tube, wood, 11 3/4 × 15 1/2 × 1 1/2".

Kitty Kraus and Martin Ebner

Contemporary Art Centre

Martin Ebner, Film Without Film (after The Evil Faerie by George Landow, FLUX Film No. 25, 1 min., 1966), 2013, PVC tube, wood, 11 3/4 × 15 1/2 × 1 1/2".

Before entering this exhibition of Berlin-based artists Martin Ebner and Kitty Kraus, curated by Audrius Pocius and Nicholas Matranga, one might have spotted a dark object piercing the concrete facade of the Contemporary Art Centre’s monolithic modernist building. It was a telescope aimed at the North Star—the only apparently fixed celestial body in our sky. During the day the star is not visible, of course, but Kraus invited the viewer to sit on a wooden park bench placed in the exhibition space beneath a circular spotlight that functioned as a stand-in for the star. The position was a good one from which to watch a pulsing door of light—a vertical rectangle projected onto a side wall. The door, the telescope, the spot of light: Each is a portal to the imaginary. And yet, at a certain point in time and space, the imaginary may become visible, physical. The North Star

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