Cécile B. Evans
Born in 1983.
Courtesy: Courtesy the artist, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna and Rome, and Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles
It is a great pleasure to present the work Amos' World made available exclusively for "Lifetime" during the lockdown period in Europe. This television series divided into three episodes centres around the life of the tenants of a allegorical networked building that was intended as an ideal of individual and collective architecture. Failing to fulfil its promises, this building appears inadequate, and its inhabitants slowly take back the control of their existence within it.
For our Lifetime series, Marianne Dobner, Curator at mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien has commented on this work with regard to the situation we are going through: “ In times like these, Cécile B. Evans' work Amos’ World seems more present than ever. The interaction of isolation and community, the representation of power relations between individuals and the networks that control them become more and more a reality, but also the glimmer of hope to create something new from scratch seems more relevant than ever. ” As well as Cecile B. Evans who delivers this message to us: “The Amos' World series is usually viewed from individual spaces within a larger structure, a fictionalised setting to experience the films "alone together". We now find ourselves in that very predicament, under our own very specific circumstances. I have no advice to give other than to stay at home. This early moment feels right for processing, for feeling in general, and for reaching out to neighbors, family, and friends to see what they want or need. A time also to ask for what you need, so that together we can begin to redefine the terms and conditions we want to exist in the long term ahead.”