International 2010 Archives
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Always All Ways
Malmö Konsthall (Sweden)
Pascale Marthine Tayou (*1967, Cameroon) works with sculptures and large-
The exhibition Always All Ways. Omnes Viae Malmö Ducunt at Malmö Konsthall brings different subject matters into focus and the audience will encounter issues and aspects of cultural mixing with a particularly attentive and sensitive gaze to the common environmental foundation which different cultures of the entire world are depending on.
Pascale Marthine Tayou has created new works specially for Malmö Konsthall. The core of the exhibition consists of ten small house-
The films in the installation are recorded during Tayou’s travels in both Asia and Africa. Each of the 15 films consists of several 10 second film sequences mixed together displaying water and the flow of water. Whether it is water in human made water canals, pools of water, waterfalls or rains the films gives the otherwise chaotic installation a relaxing atmosphere.
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Exhibition 22 May – 22 August 2010. Malmö Konsthall, St Johannesgatan 7, Box 17127 -
In the exhibition Tayou uses natural sounds, such as water and bird sounds, to comment on how human movements and urban structures influence our surroundings. In works such as Octopus and Urban animals Tayou twists and turns prefabricated material, usually found at petrol stations and building sites, into animal looking creatures. The works Garden houses, Birds melody, Octopus and Umbrella City bear witness to Tayou’s interest for production and natural resources, and add social commentary and critique of possible overproduction to the installations.
Always All Ways. Omnes Viae Malmö Ducunt clearly reflects Tayou’s own nomadic existence, moving from country to country, gathering and presenting impressions from his home country Cameroon and all the countries he has passed on his way. Tayou points at different levels in our cultures and cultural identities, and bridges the gaps between differences in identity and culture.
Pascale Marthine Tayou lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. The exhibition at Malmö Konsthall is his first large-