Ceal Floyer in 'Under Construction' at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2 July 2022
In a presentation of selected new acquisitions, three works by Ceal Floyer are currently on view at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 'Under Construction: New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection'.
Bringing together work by international artists in various media, the exhibition serves as the site of a lively process of interrogation and interpretation, highlighting different approaches, aesthetics, themes and reference points. Over its course, audiences are invited to see how these works are able to constantly produce new readings.
Alongside Projection (1997) and Waterfall (2003), Ceal Floyer's Peel (2003) reveals the media-related components of its projection in a humourous explanation to its viewers. The work gives the impression of the back wall of the exhibition space being removed layer by layer, as if endless layers of white wallpaper were being peeled off. The name and effect depicted are based on a function of the computer software Adobe Premiere.
'Under Construction' continues through 15 January 2023.
Ceal Floyer, Peel (2003), DVD projection © Ceal Floyer, courtesy Hamburger Bahnhof. Photography by Andrea Rossetti