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Almine Rech

Meridians Oliver Beer | Booth M4

6 — Dec 10, 2023 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Almine Rech is pleased to announce Oliver Beer's participation in Art Basel Miami Beach Meridians with a new video installation entitled, Composition for Face and Hands (ASMR), 2023.

Oliver Beer explores the hidden acoustic properties of bodies through this new work entitled Composition for Face and Hands (ASMR), 2023, which is a development of his celebrated work Composition for Mouths (Songs My Mother Taught Me), 2018. This video installation consists of two performative films presented as a diptych on two large LED screens. The films feature two percussionists (as male and female counterparts) each using the other’s face as a percussion instrument to explore the different tonalities of the face through a gradual build-up of gestures, from gentle touches to more powerful contact, as a way to create rhythms and musicality through the body. The piece is at once tender and unsettling, the intensity also viscerally present in the moments of stillness.

Oliver Beer (b. 1985, British) creates paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, and immersive live performances that reveal the hidden properties and musicality of objects, bodies, and architectural sites.

VIP Preview Days (by invitation only):
Wednesday, December 6, 2023:
9:30 am — 11 am, First Choice, Meridians VIP Opening
11 am — 7 pm, First Choice VIP cardholders
4 pm — 7 pm, Preview VIP cardholders

Thursday, December 7, 2023:
10 am — 11 am, First Choice and Preview, Meridians VIP Hour
11 am — 7 pm, First Choice and Preview VIP cardholders
4 pm — 7 pm, Opening (by invitation only)

Public Days:
Friday, December 8, 2023, 11 am — 6 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11 am — 6 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11 am — 6 pm

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139, US


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