A performance in a museum. The present and the past cross paths, the objects have travelled through time and space and so have I, suitcase in hand, trying to follow and make sense of a series of events and map a network of relationships. The horses, the work or inspired by the work of Dutch sculptor Adriaen de Vries act as a doorway to a host of criss-crossing narratives.
The horse, its practical and symbolic role in the image of power still resonates today even though the horse-power and energy offered by horses has been replaced by mechanical and technological means. Bronze flesh resists time better than organic flesh, but the form, the movement is frozen and yet hasn’t aged a bit, the horse feels just as alive now as it did then.