Pavel Büchler at Ikon Gallery, 13 May – 12 July

The Castle_DOX
Ikon presents the most comprehensive UK exhibition to date by Pavel Büchler. Involving a wide range of media one of the central pieces is a large installation of loudspeakers (pictured) based on a 1920s design by Marconi.

The work proclaims a quotation from Kafka’s The Castle, mediated through a first-generation text-to-speech computer programme:  “You are not from the Castle, you are not from the village, you aren’t anything. Or rather, unfortunately, you are something, a stranger, a man who isn’t wanted and is in everybody’s way …” Continue reading