WHOOSHH at Truth & Consequences

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Artists: Kim Seob Boninsegni, Lupo Borgonovo and Martin Widmer

Exhibition title: WHOOSHH

A project initiated by: Martin Widmer

Venue: Truth & Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland

Date: November 11 – December 23, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Truth & Consequences, Geneva

The exhibition WHOOSHH was completely dreamed up using a mysterious deck of cards. Both the cards and the game, called “Oblique Strategies,” were invented in the 1970s by the artist Peter Schmidt and the famous producer of pop and experimental music Brian Eno. During recording sessions, the cards he drew forced musicians in the studio to change their usual way of working or take their art in a direction they would not have thought of taking it.

For WHOOSHH, four cards formed the working basis of the exhibition. The cards gave rise to a number of things, including the idea of a spectral place in which the exhibition is supposed to continue. WHOOOSHH plays out in two venues then, in the Galerie Truth and Consequences and more literarily in a text written under self-hypnosis by the artist Martin Widmer. That piece takes the form of a short story and features a group of friends who visit a so-called annex of the gallery located in the swimming pool of a residential building. There the group discovers several works by the three featured artists. The text is available at the show.

For both the real space of the gallery and the narrated space of the text, Kim Seob Boninsegni, Lupo Borgonovo and Martin Widmer have created works of art by obeying the injunctions found on the “Oblique Strategies” cards.

Martin Widmer, Lupo Borgonovo, WHOOSHH, Gallery Truth and Conseq

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Lupo Borgonovo, Agua, 2015

Martin Widmer, "Plan Annexe" détail, 2015

Martin Widmer, Plan Annexe, 2015 (detail)

Lupo Borgonovo, Martin Widmer, WHOOSHH, Gallery Truth and Conseq

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Martin Widmer, Annexe Plan, WHOUSSH texte, 2015

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Lupo Borgonovo, Agua, 2015 (detail)

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Lupo Borgonovo, Agua, 2015

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Kim Seob Boninsegni, Blurry Side without references, Kiviac Studies 4, 2015

Martin Widmer, Kim Seob Boninsegni, Lupo Borgonovo, WHOOSHH, Gal

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Kim Seob Boninsegni, Blurry Side without references, 2015

Martin Widmer, WHOOSHH, Gallery Truth and Consequences, Geneva,

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Martin Widmer, Vinyl Définition, 2015

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Martin Widmer, Vinyl Définition, 2015 (detail)

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Lupo Borgonovo, Agua, 2015

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Lupo Borgonovo, Agua, 2015 (detail)

Lupo Borgonovo, Martin Widmer, WHOOSHH, Gallery Truth and Conseq

Martin Widmer, WHOOSHH, Gallery Truth and Consequences, Geneva,

Martin Widmer, Rain, 2015

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Martin Widmer, Grenn Kl., 2015

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