POINT OF NO RETURN
at RAKE VISNINGSROM, Trondheim
November 9-25, 2012

In Björn Hegardt and Theo Ågren’s installation Point of No Return, Rake visningsrom in Trondheim is in the process of imploding. A cascade of umbrellas, salt and pepper pots, books, chairs and stools, a few trinkets and a table lamp are all being dragged down from the ceiling towards a disposable cup that stands at the centre of a simple wooden table. The title refers to the phenomenon of the black hole, where the laws of physics collapse, and all matter and all light are sucked into oblivion. At Rake we are witness to everything in the room being swallowed by this voracious nothingness, which seems to have its centre in the paper cup on the table.

The site-specific installation is a comment to the changes and gentrification process of the neighborhood where Rake is situated – old buildings are planned to be demolished, and low income families might have to move. A poster, free for the visitors, connected the ongoing gentrification with the space and black holes, and the history of the street.

Review of the exhibition (in norwegian): art scene trondheim

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