Heaven + Earth was conceived to be shown in two separate spaces, dividing the two perspectives of the near (Earth) and the far (Heaven). The contrasting spaces provided the foils for Breuer-Weil’s exploration of the deeper relationship between the human, the intransigent, the metaphorical and the otherworldly.
The physical scope of Breuer-Weil’s work is vast and varied and this range allows him to explore his themes from numerous perspectives and play with the nuances within them. It is this dichotomy that is at the centre of Heaven + Earth. Focusing on the concept of belonging, Breuer-Weil constructs representations of people in places before continuing to consider the wider implications; by placing his subjects far away, in orbit, he extrudes the view of the spectator.
The works in Earth examined the possible parameters of existence with Alien and Islands on display. While, in Heaven, Breuer-Weil challenged our preconceptions of the meaning of Heaven; at once distant, incomprehensible and alien, it is also rooted in human ideals and fears.