Peter Ewig, it seems to me, is interested in faces.
The faces of people. But also the faces of things. [...]
A face is a side. It's a surface. It's a modality of engagement -
a positioning, a directionality, a mode of communication.
But a face is also a coincidence, an accidentality,
an unintended effect and uncontrollable affect. [...]
from: Face to face, Timotheus Vermeulen
PLONGÉE, French for dive, is also a cinematic term for a bird's eye view. The catalog title implies Pole, opens the field in which Peter Ewig's work moves.
The performance Mind Bridge (2015) links a telepathic connection between two people with the museums in which they are located (Zagreb and Düsseldorf).
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb becomes the transmitter and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf the receiver.
This first comprehensive monograph on Peter Ewig's work documents the interaction of video, performance, sculpture and drawing from 2012–2017, with reference points and cross-references to previous works and Ewig's photographic work.
PLONGÉE, French for dive, is a cinematic term for bird's eye view also. The catalog explores the work connecting the private realm and space as defined by art - the reciprocal transition from one to the other, be it from the intimate to the public or from the inner to the outer.
A telepathic connection between two persons intertwined with the two museums, in which they are located - thus the Museum of Contempory Art, Zagreb becomes the transmitter and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf becomes the recipient (MIND BRIDGE, 2015).
The book suggests the interplay of video, performance, sculpture and drawing from 2012-2017, with references to earlier pieces and Ewigs photographic work.
Catalog release: May 29, 2018, night foyer, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf;
Publishing house presentation with artist talk: June 16, 2018, 19.30 p.m. at onomato ev
2018, Onomato Verlag / Birkenstrasse 97
A special edition will be published, which will include a video and a signed photographic print.
untitled / Plongée, 2018, 1 channel HD video, 02:13
untitled / Plongée, 2018, photographic print / 4 video stills, 40 x 69 cm
Author: Timotheus Vermeulen
Graphics: Andreas Tetzlaff
Image processing: Henning Krause
90 pages / 61 color illustrations
Format: 18,5 x 26 cm / ISBN 978-3-944891-66-8
Peter Ewig, untitled sequence shot # 2, 2009 / hd-Video, 2h 20 '39', video stills
Peter Ewig, untitled leader / Ziggurat in my head, 2010
Peter Ewig, MIND BRIDGE, 2015
two-part performance, Museum of Contemporarx Art, Zagreb / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Peter Ewig, UNTITLED FORMANTS, 2016, acoustic guitars (bodies)