Gregory Abou | Gotland – Three Pulses

Curator: Yona Fischer
May 25, 2019 - Aug. 24, 2019

For his project on display at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, interdisciplinary artist Gregory Abou decided to go to “nowhere” – far away from civilization and familiar life. Born in 1974 in the town of Melun near Paris, Abou decided in 2009 to head northward, “to the most northerly place possible,” well outside western, central Europe, away from the urban masses and the artistic milieu. Instinctively, he chose the Swedish island of Gotland, whose name brings to mind “God’s land.” This is a large and fertile island, where many species of plants and animals are preserved. In his search for that “nowhere” – or, if you will, for a “somewhere” – Abou moved away from civilization, armed with his camera. He reached the island by boat across the Baltic Sea, and recorded the journey on video.

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