My Dinner With Aurora Sander (2014)





GSL Projekt is pleased to present the Berlin premiere of new work by Norwegian artist duo Aurora Sander (Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard and Bror Sander Berg Størseth). The exhibition features “Reluctantly Gourmet” (2014) – an installation of a lavish ‘dinner party’ attended by anthropomorphized mechanical objects and sculptural forms including a peacock hostess and a robotic waiter. A mysterious murder has taken place and the narrative unfolds through the unique communications of the animate guests.

“A group of people, including yourself, are invited to dinner. Ooh-ing and aah-ing, the bon vivant is sooooo exited to see you. Even though everything which occupies you interest her only slightly. Nine dishes and twenty glasses later, the host falls to the floor. The guests debate who among them is the killer, only to discover that the killer is the butler. Whom of course nobody bothered to think twice about because he is just part of the inventory, as if the coat stand could ever be the culprit. Rags to riches. Dinners for winners. Biting off more than you can chew. Did you say Akvavit? The perfect complement to your dark and bitter secrets. Expect one of the following: Distant relationships. Eating at opposite ends. Seductively drinking from a tall flute glass and peering through the bubbles. A wet plate… no wait, that’s the soup! Edible ammunition. A dramatic shattering of that bottle of Weinschorle as a metaphor for the breakdown. Like an icicle inside a Diptyque candle, so are the Days of our Lives… Sink your teeth into the unabridged version tonight. Intoxication ensues.” – Aurora Sander

This exhibition is curated by Arielle Bier.

Image credit: © images courtesy of Alexander Coggin