Tatjana Pieters

HEIDE HINRICHS / My Shiver, Your Suspense (Purple Breathing)

03 Nov - 08 Dec 2013

With ‘My Shiver, Your Suspense (Purple Breathing)’ Heide Hinrichs (1976, DE) will have her third solo exhibition at the gallery. After an intensive residency at the prestigious Villa Romana in Florence, she will present a series of new sculptures and textile works which were produced during this period.

‘my shiver, your suspense (purple breathing)

it is radiant and it yells. we are attracted by its elusive glow but might react repulsively to other of its shades. birds notice it in its various appearances and nuances. the blossom’s plenty attracts them. a siren’s body combines a bird’s corpus with a woman’s head, deadly attractive with a bewitching voice. therefore sailors seal their ears with wax not to hear these sounds. they distance the warning.

colored punctuation. marks, that indicate a break. one hears them only as a void, opposite the sirens’ singing they manifest themselves in auditive absence. they void momentarily all ears.

the second of the two handed-down riddles of the sphinx asks to name the identity of two sisters who are silent: one of them gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first. the transition of the intertwined carries the glow, makes birds sing and me talking foolishly.

you wear a ring on your finger and are entangled in a never-ending chain of night and day, of inhaling and exhaling, of my shiver and your suspense ...’

- Heide Hinrichs, October 2013

Heide Hinrichs (1976, DE) lives & works in Brussels (BE). Solo exhibitions include ‘Borrowed Tails’, Sam Next, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA (USA) in 2010 & ‘Echoes’, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg (DE) in 2012. Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Principle Hope’, Manifesta 7, Rovereto (IT), ‘Second People’, Helm Gallery, Tacoma WA (USA), ‘Zwei Erzählungen von Etwas’, SAMSA, Berlin (DE), ‘Rafa the Magician’, Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst (BE) & most recently ‘Süden, Villa Romana: Art, Music & Performance’, Kunsthalle Deutsche Bank, Berlin (DE). Hinrichs is currently an artist in residence at Villa Romana, Florence (IT).

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