SKYLINE OF THE RECURRING DREAM
Artist Gabriel Lester, inventor and film director shows a variation of one of his famous shadow animations in the corner window of de Bijenkorf Amsterdam. Drawing inspiration from Nietzsche and his eternal return (infinite repetitions), this location-specific piece is called ‘Skyline of the Recurring Dream’ and presents a conveyor belt that moves in an infinite loop, creating cityscapes and panoramas through ever-changing shadows. With second hand toys, gadgets and scale structures Lester visualizes his imaginary land and city. “In this installation nature and culture merge together through the combination of two conveyor belts. This creates a perpetual associative story, repeating itself while simultaneously taking on new forms.”
Biography Gabriel Lester
Gabriel Lester is an inventor, visual artist and film director. His practice encompasses music, cinema, spatial installation, performance art, sculpture, architecture, photography and prose. In recent years, Lester has been known to exhibit, install, publish short prose, occasionally curate and co-curate, teach at art academies and direct narrative cinema. Lester’s’ work is part of several public and private collections, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. He currently resides in Amsterdam and is represented by Leo Xu Projects in Shanghai and Gallery Fons Welters in Amsterdam.