7th December – 22nd December, 2017
A place where nobody dared to go…
Drawing on the movie Xanadu (1980), this work investigates the idea of Sehnsucht, a German word which means, ‘the soul’s longing for something impossible or unknown’, escapism and liminal space, or, the threshold where transformation takes place.
Applying a multidisciplinary approach, Beyer’s visual art practice primarily examines place and space. The use of performance, social media apps, microprocessors and programming language, borrows ideas from the instruction based art of the conceptual artists of the 1960s and is part of an ongoing investigation seen through the lens of personal mythologies, popular culture and humanist geography.