press release

It is a great pleasure to present "Nemo on the Borderline", an exhibiton with sculptures, video works, and paintings by Peter Land.

NEMO ON THE BORDERLINE The majority of the works on this show derive in different ways from the loss of control, physically as well as mentally, that is experienced between being awake and asleep. That loss of control is attempted visualised by among others the pyjamas dressed figures whose arms and legs have turned into useless metre long spaghetti. The figures are partially inspired by the comic "Little Nemo in Slumberland" by Windsor McKay, thus also the title. On a monitor in a different place in the exhibition one can see a person also constantly on the point of falling to sleep without ever succeeding. Possibly because of the church bell nearly constantly ringing on another monitor in the room. As such this show focuses in many ways on subjects I have worked with earlier. The loss of control due to a loss of meaning. The feeling of being paralysed due to the lack of orientation. Moreover I exhibit a small series of painted landscapes, that have features similar to imaginative illustrations in children's books and fairy tales. The paintings underline the sleep/dream theme that runs through the rest of the works. Sweet dreams

Peter Land - Nemo on the Borderline
Sculptures, Paintings, and Video