O—Overgaden is one of the leading non-profit art institutions in Denmark with an irreverent program of emerging local and international voices in contemporary art, displaying around eight grand-scale exhibitions each year from its position in the heart of Copenhagen.
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Liesel Burisch: Bring Time
11 Jun – 7 Aug 2022

Liesel Burisch + Karin Salathé: Fathoeburger, 2022. Photography / production still. A young black woman sits facing to the right and looks into the camera. She has long nails where the tip is light blue with small skies painted on. Her left thumb touches her lower lip. The background is pink.

In the evocative installation that the exhibition Bring Time essentially is, Liesel Burisch addresses the transitory space of the pre- and after party, their changeability and potential for indulging the fragile and temporary spaces in which relationships can arise and develop.

The exhibition’s central video piece Never Stop has been shot at O—Overgaden in the interim construction period between other exhibitions, as well as at bars, clubs and lent homes. In the alternating scenes that compile themselves in a cyclical shape, we meet various performers. Through dialogue and dance they reveal moments from the intimate slowness of party preparations, the freedom and collectivity inherent in the dancing and the conversations common at after parties. The movements and fragmented conversations blend with an electronic score that slowly and hypnotically fills up the exhibition space. The video is mounted on extensive scaffolding. The construction appears non-permanent something that can be quickly de- and re-constructed; temporary, just like the pre- and after party.

Based on scientific writing, manifestos and personal experiences Bring Time explores the transitory spaces before and after the party where the possibility of free expression released from prejudices, expectations and obligations, can seem even more obvious than at the party itself. The zines available at the exhibition – here reprinted in poster format – point to how the transitions between pre- and after parties, between night and everyday life – create space for the release of emotions and deeper conversations, anger and care.

Liesel Burisch’s (b. 1987) work often emerges from collective experiences and conversations, using large-scale sound and video installations to create seductive and hypnotic spaces for dialogue. Burisch is a graduate from Städelschule, Frankfurt and Universität der Künste, Berlin and also studied at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.

The exhibition at O—Overgaden is the artist’s first institutional solo show in Denmark.

Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch + Karin Salathé: Fathoeburger, 2022. Photography / production still. A young black woman stands with her body facing to the left and looks into the camera. She is wearing a dark green leather coat and a black scarf with different colored symbols on it. Her blond curly hair is in a bob and parted in the middle. She stands at a bar counter.
Liesel Burisch + Karin Salathé: Don Jegosah, 2022. Photography / production still. A young, black man sits at a bar and looks directly into the camera. He wears a long brown leather jacket draped around his shoulders and a green snakeskin turtleneck underneath. In the background are shelves with various alcohol bottles.
Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch: Bring Time, O – Overgaden, 2022. Installation view by Anders Sune Berg
Liesel Burisch: NEVER STOP, video still, 2022. A young black woman stands in a white aisle. She looks to her right and is in the middle of a dance move. She is holding her one of her two braids with her left hand. There are traces of construction on the sides in the for- and background. There are large windows in the background.
Liesel Burisch: NEVER STOP, video still, 2022. On the right side of the image a young black woman leans back sitting against a white wall. She looks up at the ceiling. The room she is in is almost empty except for some traces of construction on the right and left side of the image.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of:

"Freischwimmer" by Fathoeburger, music video by Liesel Burisch + Karin Salathé + Alcuin Stevenson. Fathoeburger and Don Jegosah is also part of Liesel Burisch exhibition.