44309 Street Art Gallery Presents: Alice Pasquini “Déjà vu – Destiny” (Dortmund, Germany)

‘Déjà vu – Destiny’

23.03.2013 – 05.05.2013
Vernissage 23.03.2013 at 7 pm
44309 Street Art Gallery
gnadenort 11a – Dortmund, Germany

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

In the words of the historian Frederick Jackson Turner, while the European frontier is “a fortified boundary line running through densely populated lands,” the “American frontier is located just on the edge of open land expansion and conquest.” It is not a line at which one must stop, but is rather an area that invites you to enter a land not inhabited or colonized. Alice Pasquini, used to walking the paths littered with anonymous urban walls and customizing them with human stories, this time uses the message reflected in the extremes of the frontier myth to ‘humanize’ these conquered lands, myths that at the same time mean freedom and exploitation.

The overlap of her usual female figures, fragile and independent, on old maps that have degraded over time, creates a fascinating contrast between the wilderness intersected by carriage roads and rail tracks in search of conquest with expressions of young women in search of affirmation of one’s personality.