> CHRISTINA SCHULTZ (ale)
Decision of no return
La artista visual y performer Christina Schultz inauguró Decision of no return or a sense of territory durante su residencia en Islington Mill, Manchester. Una historia que sigue las características de la mejor narrativa policiaca que sirve para ambientar las nuevas y viejas relaciones entre Gran Bretaña y Europa desde el punto de vista de los héroes de la infancia de la propia artista.
Una historia de detectives protagonizada por los más famosos investigadores británicos: Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Los Cinco, James Bond, John Steed y Emma Peel, Monsieur Poirot, donde todos representan a Inglaterra.
Visual artist and performer Christina Schultz inaugurated “Decision of no return or a sense of territory” while residing in Islington Mill, Manchester. A story which follows in the steps of the best crime narrative just to set the new and old relationships between Great Britain and Europe from the point of view of the artist’s childhood heroes. A detective story starring the most famous british investigators: Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, The Five, James Bond, John Steed and Emma Peel, Monsieur Poirot, where they all represent England.
Decision with no Return or A Sense of Territory consists of a 8 min mashup video, three physical clues found in Greater Manchester and a series of nine acrilic paintings on canvas. The video made of 49 diferent sources features famous British detective television characters who investigate on a disturbing case, the decision of the British referendum of 23 of june 2016 to exit the European Union. The literary characters are Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, The Famous Five, James Bond, John Steed and Emma Peel, Monsieur Poirot, Mrs. Jessica Fletcher, Marlowe and Colombo as exceptions being either Belgium or American but born from Britsh authors. The selection was made acording to childhood heroes of the artist.
The physical evidence found at the surroundings of Manchester make up three clues. Used bullet cases from a toy gun, empty Nitric oxide (laughing gas) cartridges and DNA prooves in a dust ball.
The paintings are nine questionmarks, size 8 x 11 cm painted with Graham & Browne, the color that made Britain Great in Manchester Blue.
The project was made during a granted residency and exposed from the 22th to the 28th of february 2017 at Islington Mill, Salford.