La Pera Projects
Last Days to see Gala Knörr's solo exhibition "Tumbleweeds", in Basauri, Spain.
Updated: Mar 30, 2022
On view from Dec 4th to Jan 8th.
‘Tumbleweeds' is a project based on the fictitious epistolary relationship that artist Gala Knörr established with her "silent mentor" Jack Kerouac. A mentor whose answers could only be found within his oeuvre. Modeling her writing after Satori in Paris, a cognac infused short novel based on Jack Kerouac's search for his family origins on a ten day trip to Paris and Brest, in which the author alludes to a spiritual awakening, yet finds said 'kick in the eye' in a series of Parisian pilgrimage-like extravagant encounters. Knörr narrates similar anecdotical rendez-vous over a four month period at a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts. Utilizing the figure as the one of a confidant, she invokes Jack's spirit, in a seance like performative activation reading of her letters as if we were in a 'Shakespeare&Co' tea party.
The exhibition includes a text by Nicolas de Ribou, and a catalogue you can download online HERE.
Images courtesy of Gala Knörr