The organisers of Old Habits Die Hard are particularly
excited about this show. The Norwich Gallery is the only UK venue
for the exhibition's international tour.
Originally organised and produced within a two-month time scale,
the show was conceived by Lise Nellemann and Heman Chong for the
artist-run space Sparwasser HQ in Berlin.
Curators Lynda Morris and Andrew Hunt explained
their decision to get the show to come to the Norwich Gallery.
"We went to visit the show in Berlin and liked the idea that
the exhibition constructed and revealed new connections between
artist-led organisations throughout the world."
Foxie Cutting Birthday Cake / 2003 / 21' 30"
Fifty artists across the world were asked to choose
their favourite video.
There was no topic or other issue to relate to
when selecting the video, except that it had to be chosen by the
space or collective.
Apart from being an international video screening,
which focuses on artists curating, Old Habits Die Hard also researches
and maps artist collectives and networks and the communication between
them. This raises issues about self-organisation and self-representation.
The exhibition talks about how alternative economies
and values evolve. The videos received are
installed according to the character of the work.
Smile in the Crowd / 2003 / 9'
There will be a wall projection and three monitors
installed in Norwich Gallery. Once a day a video compilation will
The exhibition will change from day to day. On the monitors the
audience will be able to choose what they want to see.
After the Norwich show, the exhibition will stop at Kunstnernes
Hus, Olso, Norway, from 6 February to 12 March 2004 and Platform,
Istanbul, Turkey, from March to April 2004.