«To create connections, preferably between everything in this world»

Schwitters’ Hütte, Hjertøya Island, Norway, Courtesy of Simon Wågsholm

«27 Senses, an exhibition with Kenneth Goldsmith/ UbuWeb, Carl Michael von Hausswolff/ ?Selmer Nilsen, Karl Holmqvist, Jutta Koether, Eline McGeorge. 25 April – 27 June 2009?. Curated by Lina Dzuverovic, Electra?, Kunstmuseet KUBE Apotekergata 16, 6004 Ålesund, Norway, takes as the point of departure the life and work of seminal artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), who spent many years in the area of Møre and Romsdal in Norway during his exile from Germany in the 1930s. Much of his time was spent on the island of Hjertøya near Molde where he lived and worked in a summer hut, now named Schwitters’ Hütte (pictured).
The title, 27 Senses comes from the opening line of Schwitters’ Merz love poem An Anna Blume. In it Schwitters alludes to the five senses not being enough to describe the object of his desire. This notion of synesthetic experience carries through all of Schwitters’ works and is manifested in his wish for Merz ‘to create connections, preferably between everything in this world’. In his quest for an experience not unlike a Wagnerian Gesamtkunswerk, Schwitters longed for all of his works to be perceived as one lifelike experience. It is precisely such an experience that 27 Senses seeks to create through combining the exploration of the local area with the works in the museum.»
Among the artists :
Artist/ poet Kenneth Goldsmith, the founding editor of UbuWeb presents a selection from his web-based archive of avant-garde material as well as an associated wall collage of found material collected over the years. […]» (©e-flux)

Kenneth Goldsmithhttp://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/goldsmith/
Ubuweb http://www.ubu.com/
Electra? http://www.electra-productions.com

Interview de Kenneth sur mediapart qui découvre ubuweb (3 mai 2012!):
initialement paru dans http://vibrationsmusic.com/2012/04/24/ubuweb-2/#more-3199