The space between the characters can carry the load
Museum Weserburg, Bremen 2015
„The Space Between the Characters Can Carry the Load“ is the title of a group exhibition showcasing Ivo Wessel’s Art Collection that features works from a total of 30 artists and will be on view at Museum Weserburg in Bremen from 5 December 2015 till 22nd May 2016.
The title of the exhibition in Bremen is a reference to a dialogue passage in Wim Wenders’ 1982 film THE STATE OF THINGS, in which director Friedrich Munroe debates with his producer whether movies necessarily need to have stories in the way that houses need supporting walls, observing that the load can instead be carried by the space between the characters. The film is at once a reflection on poetry and the crisis of cinema.
THE STATE OF THINGS is a found film, according to Wenders himself, one that “also attempts to create a certain distance through its reduction to black and white. A group of 4 b/w photographs by Wim Wenders taken at Praia Grande in Sintra show the place that serves as the departure point for the story.
Installation photos: Björn Behrens.