Exhibition by Heidi Sill.
// Date: 07/12/08–31/01/09
// Opening times: SAT 16–20:00
// Address: Visite Ma Tente, Schwedenstraße 18b, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Central to the works of Heidi Sill are the concepts of trace and impression: marks on the surface of the skin, injuries, inscriptions. The traces left by physical "marks" on the skin are examined in pictures, poured into a fragile linear system of images.
The exhibition at Visite ma Tente
is named after a series of ink drawings, "Traces". The throng of criss-crossing lines in these large scale drawings are a palimpsest – lines derived from pictures of hurt – marks left on burned faces. Sill burrows through the surface with her pen to explore and document the depths lying beneath. The drawings look like archaeological inventories or topographical records.