SOME/ART : 'ANDANTE' BY CHRISTIAN LEMMERZ
Unique mixture of granite stones, concrete columns and slender stalactite the Cisterns are a major challenge for the arts. In 'Andante' exhibition artist Christian Lemmerz attempts to fill the space in a beautiful way.
Location plays its own role in the exhibition entitled 'Andante' from the music where it denotes a quiet, gradual pace.
The Cisterns can hold 16 million litters of water, which they did until 1933, but even today, water seeps into the rooms and collects in large puddles that favourably reflects Lemmerz' light formations in the middle of the darkness. Darkness was complete - in the first several minutes - where you couldn't barely see a meter ahead.
Candles sticking small holes into nothingness, indicating particularly beautiful places in the halls, which offers both stalactites and strange protrusions.
It appears as a large living sculpture - a sea of candles that illuminates the dramatic staging.
Lemmerz` artistic approach is and will be as clean aesthetics and an empty ritual of silent drama.