|All At Sea: Johanna Billing and Dias & Riedweg at Documenta 12|
All At Sea: Johanna Billing and Dias & Riedweg at Documenta 12
Rainbow behind us! Rainbow? What rainbow, we might ask. Is this a modernist utopian vision? A dazzling shimmer of sublime paint? Playfulness in the land of lemon drops? Or are we searching for a pot of gold in the marketplace of contemporary art? Whatever it is, it’s behind us!This is a tale of two voyages: one on the ‘post medium’North Sea, the other set in the sixteenth century and ending in shipwreck on the coast of what is now Brazil. These two video-based artworks are This Is How We Walk on the Moon (2007) by Swedish artist Johanna Billing and Funk Staden (2007) by Brazilian/Swiss collaborators Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg.