David Weber-Krebs (BE/DE)
David Weber-Krebs (BE/DE) is an artist and a researcher based in Brussels. He studied at the University of Fribourg (CH) and the Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL). David explores various contexts as a basis for an experimental process, which questions the traditional relationship between the work of art and its public. Recent works are the performances Tonight, lights out! (2011/2013), Balthazar (2013) with Maximilian Haas, Into the big world (2014), and the installation Immersion (2014) at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt. David collaborates on a regular basis with different artists and theorists and he teaches at different visual arts and performance academies. He has been in residency at BUDA for several times.
In The Guardians of Sleep, David wonders what happens when someone closes their eyes in front of us? They interrupt the present moment and withdraw from the world. They exit from the globally interconnected present and enter their own space-time-continuum. But how can we become witnesses to this process? The Guardians of Sleep is a collective attempt at defiance in a switched-on universe that doesn’t have an “off”-button.