Opening: Friday, 17 April 2009, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 18 April - 9 May 2009
Curated by Jens Lüstraeten
With its exhibition Fragile, the Loris Gallery presents for the first time two artists from abroad. On show are the photo installation "sick transit" by Spanish artist Anna Ferrer Carne, who lives in Bogota, and video works entitled "metasonic variations" by American artist David Sanchez Burr, who lives in Las Vegas. 

Born in Barcelona, Anna Ferrer Carne studied at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf under Bernd Becher. Since 1999, her photographic work has focused on urban landscapes and the impact of our social system on our immediate surroundings. 

"Sick transit", created between 2002 and 2004, is a photographic collection of car crashes on the peripheral motorways of Barcelona. Ripped violently from the flow, the images tell a detailed story of the “moment of dysfunction” and its immediate consequences. 

David Sanchez Burr, a native of Madrid, lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has just completed his master’s degree at the University of Fine Arts. His work frequently combines photography, video and sound to produce cross-disciplinary installations, whose core themes are time-based interventions in social and natural structures. 

In his video artwork "metasonic variations", David Sanchez Burr films roughly made wooden structures, to which he attaches vibrations. Audible as a sound backdrop, these vibrations impact on the constructions, reshaping, damaging, reorganizing, and causing them partly to collapse, but rarely devastating them completely. 

Although highly distinctive in their individual approach and realization, the works of both artists couple critical investigation with a system that continues to function despite permanent congestion and is at the same faced with serious collapse when the smallest spanner is thrown in the works. 

Fragile – handle with care. 

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