Alicia Kremser


What is night?

February 2023

The installation is part of my ongoing research questioning safety through acts of care. I am particularly interested in how nocturnal conditions render senses of safety, associating with my own fears in a series of works. In (semi-)public urban spaces, passers-by are confronted with projected text statements that encourage interdependent acts of care to ensure other people’s safety at night and bring upon a dialogue on the subject’s own relationship to nocturnal safety. The works are site-determined by nature through their placement at locations that may be considered precarious for a vulnerable body to encounter alone at night.

The shift in visibility of this installation’s projection through natural and artificial light conditions highlights the virtue of the work’s placing in this particular setting in harmony with its meaning: light, day, warmth and the inside (domestic) space can be considered as safe, innocent, comforting; whereas the opposing connotations night, darkness, cold, outside imply vulnerability.

Art au centre is a group exhibition spread over different window fronts all around the city centre of Liège. Find my work on the map. Art au centre #11 was on display until April 30th 2023.

The installation has been adapted to a new location and is currently on view in Cologne as part of the exhibition INSIGHTS x FRAMEWORK and can be seen every night in March 2024 in front of Venloer Str. 21.