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Andrew Amorim

The Future Stands Still, But We Move In Infinite Space

Installation vidéo | 4k | couleur et n&b | 46:48 | Brésil, Ouganda | 2017

Shot on location in Kampala, Uganda, the film combines narratives connected to the symbolism surrounding the sport of boxing. From the very personal and intimate relationship between the artist and a boxer in a sparring match, to a story about the black heavyweight as a gallant and politicised figure in the historical match-up between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson. The film also diverts into several off-topic sequences; showing a group of stunt bikers during an euphoric highway performance, tracing history through a tree planted on October 9th 1962, the day Uganda gained independence from Britain, and visiting the former Gaddafi National Mosque. The Mosque was renamed to `The Uganda National Mosque` in 2013 after pressure from the new Libyan administration, following the US led intervention in Libya in 2011, and the death of Colonel Gaddafi. The title of the work originates from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet (1929). Rilke addresses existential themes, profoundly probing the quest for individuality, the significance of death, and reflection on the experience of time as death approaches. His work invoke images of mankind`s anxiety and alienation in the face of an increasingly scientific, industrial, reified world.

Andrew Amorim (b. 1983, Belém, Brazil) lives and works between Bergen, Norway and Kampala, Uganda. He graduated from the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include The Future Stands Still but We Move in Infinite Space at Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen (NO); Lest We Perish at Entrée x Independent Hq, Harlem, New York (US); Lest We Perish, K4 gallery, Oslo (NO); After Touch, Space 4235, Genova (ITA) and Material Light (with Numi Thorvarsson) at Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen (NO). His work has also been included in the exhibitions The Future Stands Still but We Move in Infinite Space, OSL contemporary, Oslo (NO); After the Exhibition, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen (NO); The Young Lions, Preus Museum, Horten (NO); The National Juried Spring Exhibition, Melk, Oslo (NO); eõ, NoPlace, Oslo (NO) and I: project space in Beijing (CHN).