FLOATING gestures

14 Jan

Performances: Ivana Sidzimovska + Jasna Dimitrovska

Catriona Shaw + Sophie Macpherson

Ana Hupe + Érica Zíngano

Paola Barreto + Felix Astor

Date: June 2015

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Floating Gestures sind Performances, die online stattfinden, auf dem Screen und über den Lautsprecher, zwischen zwei Künstlern, die nicht im selben Raum sind und doch miteinander verbunden. Floating Gestures sind das Dazwischen, Performances, die sowohl nach der Realität der technischen Objekte und ihrer Bild-Generierung, als auch nach der Verformung von Gesten fragen.

“Der Dialog im Telefonnetz könnte nur befriedigend werden, wenn es gelänge, dessen Medium existenziell unsichtbar zu machen. Dies ist nicht nur eine technische Herausforderung, sondern auch eine politische im eigentlichen Sinn des Wortes.” (Vilém Flusser, Gesten. Der Versuch einer Phänomenologie, 1991)

Der Prozess der medialen Übertragung versetzt durch Störung, Verzögerung, Be- oder Entschleunigung kommunikative Gesten in einen schwebenden Zustand. Das Gespräch, seine Symbole, Worte, Bilder und Bewegungen befinden sich in einem Dazwischen – Raum und Zeit sind hier nicht klar eingrenzbar. Diese “Floating Gestures” werden getragen, verfestigen sich für einen Augenblick (als Standbild, Stereoton, Pixelbewegung), um sich im nächsten schon wieder aufzulösen. Es ist ein suspendierter Zustand der Gegenwart, Kopräsenz, des angeblich gemein-samen und tatsächlich doch getrennten Handeln. Miteinander, nebeneinander, gegeneinander. Ein gutes Gespräch macht neue Räume auf. Neue Möglichkeiten, die für Ideen, Kompromisse, Verhandlungen stehen. Wenn ich mit jemandem sprechen will, der auf der anderen Seite des Globus lebt, dann benutze ich Skype und eröffne einen Raum, der anders ist, als der im Café um die Ecke. Ich rede mit einem Bildschirm, mit Pixeln, mit seltsam nirgendwohin blickenden Augen, allein vor einem Tisch, den der/die andere nicht sieht, vielleicht auch nackt, in einer anderen Zeitzone, mit anderen Wolken, mit Verzögerung und mit meinem Stromanbieter in Rußland. Der Raum, der sich hier auftut, erscheint grenzenlos, elastisch wie ein Kaugummi und doch auch begrenzt durch das “Hallo” und “Auf Wiedersehen”.

EGFK – http://www.egfk.org/

Dina Boswank – http://schnittmengen.de/

Johanna Steindorf – http://johannasteindorf.de/

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One A Day

14 Jan

Exhibition: Series of stencils and paintings by Jana Boujon

Date: February 2015 – May 2015

Art Classes: Painting workshops with Jana Boujon, Sun 8pm

 

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Black Box Recognition I Ivar Veermäe

4 Dec

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Ivar Veermäe was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1982 and currently lives and works in both Tallinn and Berlin, Germany. He received a BA in photography from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2009 and continues his MA studies at Space Strategies department in Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

He has had several solo exhibitions in Estonia and his work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Art Museum of Estonia, Art Hall of Tallinn, the Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistic in Berlin, the Sociale Verzekeringsbank in Holland, the Kulturhuset Bronden in Denmark. He has participated with perfomances in Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin and in Month of  Performance Art Berlin in ACUD Theater. His videos are being screened in various
screenings at the AND Festival in Manchester, Crosstalk festival in Budapest, and in Virtual Memorial, Cambodia.
Most of his work is dealing with the issues of public space (city space and space in internet), networks, new media and group behaviour. He has also worked on several public space installation and performative projects. 

Artist statement:
The main focus in my work is dealing with the issues of public space and group behaviour. I think that public space reflects directly or indirectly on processes in society and it is constantly changing. In the time of „ubiquitous computing“ also the meaning of public space is changing. When boundaries between private and public blur, the space could be redefined as an accessible space. In my work process I use photography and video as well performative and interfering tactics, like public space installations. Also I´m trying to find and use connections between city space and virtual space. The goal of my work is to analyze the actions and processes in these spaces.

In the exhibition “Black Box Recognition” i´m creating a dialogue between my two new works “re_cogniton” and “Kurfürstendamm 26”.

Kurfürstendamm 26” deals with emergence of big consumer electronics companies, whose products are well designed and function as easy-to-use surfaces. By using technological objects, consumers are gaining information, but also creating valuable data for network and technology companies. The functioning-mechanisms of these companes could be seen metaphorically as black boxes, which in science and engieneering are defined as devices or systems, which can be viewed in terms of their input and output, without knowing about their internal workings.

Video installation “re_cognition” is based on storage I secretly filmed in public transport and other temporary places in Germany, Sweden and Estonia. Lenght of the gaze in public transport is emotionally affected, possibly creating weird moment, when lasting too long. Use of “smart” technology in public space is growing and it is creating huge amounts of GPS, search and other data, which is stored in some “black boxes”= data centers. Storing visual information in public space without agreement from those, who are stored, is not allowed for private persons. On the other hand, it is allowed for state and private companies, who are owning surveillance systems. With “re_cognition” im drawing attention to facial recognition technologies, used in surveillance systems and also social networks. It is growing tendency, which will be used for security or personalized advertising in big shopping centers for example. I want to draw attention to the notion of existence of state or privately ownded “black boxes”.


http://www.ivarveermae.com

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Brandon Miller I Sarsaparillamusic

4 Dec

NOV FLYER (2)

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Bananza I Anita Bahr & max Merget

4 Dec

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AUTHENTIC BOYS Hanging out in time and space / ANDREA LANGE Shadow places follow the light

12 Jun

HANGING OUT IN TIME AND SPACE I Authentic boys

SHADOW PLACES FOLLOW THE LIGHT I Andrea Lange

Exhibition opening: 15.06. 2012, 20:00 h I Concert 22:00 h

Exhibition duration: 15.06.2012 – 15.07.2012

 HANGING OUT IN TIME AND SPACE

Authentic Boys

Authentic Boys is an international collective of artists: the performers Gregory Stauffer and Johannes Dullin (Geneva/Berlin) and the filmmakers Boris van Hoof and Aaike Stuart (Rotterdam/Berlin). The group has been experimenting with the interconnections between film, the visual arts and theater for the last five years. The most varied of works were created in this period, all of them based on an intuitive, humorous approach to the direct surroundings. Their works can be seen in theaters, art spaces and at film festivals. Hanging out in Time and Space shows the video works Idiophone, In Character and Holidays in Geneva.

www.authentic-boys.com

SHADOW PLACES FOLLOW THE LIGHT

Andrea Lange

Andrea Lange is a young Berlin based artist. She graduated from the University of Fine Arts, department Multimedia, in 2009. Shadow places follow the light is a very recent audiovisual performance that will take you to a world of creation and destruction. An experimental sound collage will be created only to perceive some space for some time. For that experience A. L. uses self built electronic devices and transports sounds of her journey in South Asia.

http://soundcloud.com/aa-ll

The Exhibition is part of the 48 Hours Neukölln festival, the biggest cultural Festival in Berlin.

It has been kindly supported by Tanqueray London Dry Gin.

ANTOINE RENARD I Vanity Unit

23 Mar

Exhibition duration: 24.03.2012- 5.05.2012

Exhibition opening: 24th March 2012, 7 pm

                                    performance by Billy Daskind, 9:30 pm

Imagine … You enter an airy, spacious bathroom. Elegant colored marble surrounds you, and assorted greenery adds to the sense of freshness and well-being. Start the spa bath, and put on your favorite CD. Now lay back and relax in the fragrant bubbles. You feel peaceful and alive…

(Introduction to the perfect bathroom design by AbathroomGuide.com)

o.T. Projektraum is pleased to present VANITY UNIT, a solo project by the French artist Antoine Renard (1984, currently living in Berlin). For this exhibition, Renard relocated a part of his bathroom inside the gallery space, thus shifting his artistic investigations to the concept of seduction, with a particular interest for hygienic devices, as ambivalent tools of control and subversion.

Antoine Renard graduated from Ensa-dijon in 2008. Recent exhibitions include: A Skeleton in the Closet 2 – curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel (Athens, Greece); CAMPUS – curated by Lattitudes (Barcelona, Spain); Berlin Peplum – curated by PMgalerie (Berlin, Germany); First Kreuzberg Biennale (Berlin, Germany); Exhibition Loop (Perth, Australia) and De l’impertinence (Amiens, France).

http://antoinerenard.net/

The exhibition has been kindly sponsored by JAMESON Irish whiskey