Samson Young’s aesthetically powerful and scientifically precise works, with historical and social references and conflicts, move at the intersection of philosophy, literature, performance, and the recent history of audiovisual convergence. Young composes multidisciplinary spaces that oscillate between sound and image. His exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft consists of two multichannel sound and video installations and 3D sculptural works, investigating a phenomenon of the so-called “situated listening”.
In Young’s work, the photographic negatives evoke ghosts and phantoms that conjure up the traces of the unconscious, the private and social repressed images. A spectral negative image, together with the act of listening, creates a double non-being: a hidden silence.
Kestner Gesellschaft, Goseriede 11 30159 Hanover