XSEED 4000

Tobias Bernstrup at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
Feb 26 – March 27, 2004

We are proud to present Tobias Bernstrup´s first solo show at the gallery. Tobias Bernstrup, b.1970, lives and works in New York. He graduated from the Royal Academy in Stockholm 1998 and his work has recently been seen in solo exhibitions at Cosmic Galerie, Paris (2004), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (2003), Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2002) and the Lyon Biennial (2001).

His new work, XSEED 4000, is an interactive animation. Its constructed environment is inspired by the tallest projected building in the world (not yet completed). The building was designed to be built on water in the Tokyo bay at a height of 4000 metres, consisting of a 6000 m wide steel construction and 800 floors. The tower would host over 1 million inhabitants and create an ecologically functional system with no air pollution. Taisei Corporation, who made the proposal, estimated a construction period of app. 30 years. Integrated in the landscape like a mountain, its conic shape would remind one of that of Mount Fuji-Yama.

The player/viewer of the animated game can wander around in this utopian vision where surveillance, control and perfection echo a state of paranoia.

On March 26, Tobias Bernstrup will do a performance at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. For more information see Moderna by Night under ‘program’ at http://www.modernamuseet.se/

Tobias Bernstrup will also show works at Lydmar, Stockholm, Feb 26 – March 27. This marks the start of the collaboration between Lydmar and Andréhn-Schiptjenko as regard the hotel’s art programme.

Opening: Thursday Feb 26, 5-8 pm. The exhibition continues until March 27. Our opening hours are Tues - Fri 11 am-5 pm, Sat 12-5 pm.
For more information and images, please contact the gallery.

Next show: Anna Kleberg, April 1, 2004

Markvardsgatan 2
S-113 53 Stockholm
tel: +46 8 612 00 75
fax: +46 8 612 00 76
e: [email protected]