Some Other Life (2019)
Last year Esther Schipper showed the incredible artist Ryan Gander, who I’m happy to have in my collection. His mesmerizing exhibition in different shades of grey articulated the notion of illumination and enlightenment. In one corner he presented a new iteration of his animatronic mice. I… I… I… (2019) used the voice of his then 9-year-old daughter, trying to deliver a speech, but struggling and stuttering with her words, not knowing where to begin. This exhibition touched upon something essential that can’t be put in words, and has stuck in my mind to this day.
I… I… I…, 2019
Animatronic mouse, hole in a wall
19,4 x 24 x 28,2 cm (installation)
Duration (animatronics): 7 min approx.
Exhibition view: Some Other Life, Esther
Schipper, Berlin, 2019
Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
Photo © Andrea Rossetti