Christoph Dahlhausen & David Thomas
31 July 31 October 2010
Heide Galleries
Lesley Harding
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This project by Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany) and David Thomas (Australia) takes the form of a series of minimalist and subtle interventions in the transitory spaces and often overlooked zones of the buildings and environment of Heide.

Employing a range of materials – paint, mirror, reflective metals, vinyl, colour and light – within the site and architecture of the museum, the installation provides ‘intervals’ or interruptions to the viewer’s passage through spaces via the elements of surprise and discovery. In this way the artists encourage active looking and engagement with the site, and connect experiences of the exterior and interior, nature and culture, macro and micro. They also pose questions about perception and reflection – how these are affected by time, space, light, movement, materiality and the complexities of individual experience.

This is Dahlhausen and Thomas’s second collaboration, following an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück in 2007, and brings together interests from their individual practices in post-minimal and conceptual art.