Dana Levy’s work Last Man (2020) is shown at the upcoming düsseldorf photo+ – the Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media 2022, curated by Pola Sieverding and Asya Yaghmurian.
“Think we must.” – seems as relevant today as it was in 1938, when proposed by Virginia Woolf in an essay-long response to the question: “How in your opinion are we to prevent war?” Furthermore, look we must and tell we must. Continuously, and with a multitude of tongues, from a variety of perspectives, to come closer to what the many we-s consider to be our reality systems. Even if these realities never overlap.
The exhibition Think We Must poses a question, how can we think in images? Or shall we say imagine in images? And once we look at them through the prism of history – what do we see? How can we emancipate the image from the given narrative and thus to imagine what it can become?
Deploying the strategies of storytelling that are very much inspired by a what if proposition and sensitive to the notions of fact and fiction, Think We Must attempts to destabilize the way we see power structures which define the course of history. The works in the show offer ways to think through the lens that animates and expands our own position and ability to perceive, question and create.
Image: Dana Levy, The Last Man, 2020. Still from single-channel video
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00