Liesel Burisch transforms the ground floor of O—Overgaden into a total installation: a story of thundering beats, publications, poster walls, and a large video work fantasizing about how a new, inclusive reality could look.
Liesel Burisch’s exhibition transforms O—Overgaden’s ground floor into an insistent and seductive total installation of thundering beats and hypnotic voices merging with scaffolding, zine publications, glass racks, and poster walls. Central within the exhibition, Burisch presents a new large multi-channel video work, shot using a drone, and inviting the viewer inside, behind the closed doors of clubs and bars to a universal dream space. Outside opening hours, while guests are away, different people from the queer club scene fantasize about how an inclusive reality could look through dance, dialogue, and performance. The video brings us to party preparations, the pleasure of the party itself, and the challenge of getting back home, and is shot at O—Overgaden as well as in clubs and bars in collaboration with different people from the queer club scene.
With personal experiences and queer history as starting points, Liesel Burisch creates an exhibition that invites visitors into an alternative reality and an all-encompassing break from exclusion. Through film scenes from an imaginative, hopefully soon-to-come reality, filmed in locations that work for inclusion in various ways, Burisch articulates how we – individually and collectively – carry the responsibility for making and fighting for space for everyone.
Liesel Burisch’s (b. 1987, DK) work is grounded in personal experiences, and creates seductive, hypnotic experiences in the form of large sound and video installations. Burisch holds an Meister titel from Städelschule in Frankfurt, Calarts in Los Angeles, and Universität der Künste in Berlin. Burisch's works have been shown at Lothringer 13 Halle (München), Jakarta Biennalen, Marres(Maastricht), Navel (Los Angeles), Kunstverein Freiburg, Imagine The City (Hamborg), Humboldtforum(Berlin), Städelmuseum(Frankfurt), and Palais de Tokio(Paris), but the exhibition at O—Overgaden will be the artist’s first institutional solo show.