invites: "Once a Quiet Place" curated by LACO TEREN

Andrew Hillard

Opening: Saturday, 2 April 2011, 6 pm

ANDREW HILLARD (photographer) aka FRANK WINTER (songwriter)
“I have spent the last two years building this project. The idea was to work using the city as a character, as though I was photographing locations for a film. One photograph of one situation, if something gave me a feeling, without question or contemplation I photographed it. I believe there is something quietly beautiful in the normal everyday that given time is both kept and revealed in the photographs.”

Jan Verwoert & Jörg Heiser – German-tongue, English-writing art critics for frieze magazine and other publications – are the voices of third-order postpostpoppunk-outfit LA STAMPA, joined by sinus-wave-guru Reznicek (Nova Huta/Groenland Orchester) on sound generators, and the half-argentinian ex-tennis-pro and 12-tone virtuoso from Geneva, Thomas Hug on eleven finger piano. This motley crew of personalities is held together by its Bosnian heart, the Balkans-film-impresario Jons Vukorep on adrenaline drums. After two years of transitory rehearsal rooms and caraoke parties now it’s time to say: Please leap forward sideways, dancing in the dark was yesterday.