we , animals (6) – transference

Opening  

Thursday  18th June , 7 pm

Performances

8 pm  //  MAN OF DOG by Reut Shemesh & Hella Immler & Dounia Tinelli
7-22 pm  //  ANIMAL COMPANION by Hana Lee Erdman

 

Artists:

Vera Drebusch, Nieves de la Fuente Gutierrez, Thomas Hawranke, Sara Hoffmann, Hörner /Antlfinger, Yvonne Klasen, Filip Kwiatkowski, Anna Mahendra, Nina Reble, Marthin Rozo, Reut Shemesh und Hella Immler, Qimeng Sun

Guest Artists :

Hana Lee Erdman / companionship by Xenia Dwertmann, Shelly Etkin, Keyon Gaskin, Alice Heyward, Roni Katz, Inna Krasnoper, Maya Weinberg

 

we, animals – transference (en)

For the 6th part of the series “we , animals ” a number of young artists explore the processes of mutual transference that take place during encounters between humans and animals. They uncover perfect spaces and ideal bodies, use medial artefacts and derivatives of taxonomies and they tell of projected expectations and adopted behaviour. The question of transference is not considered to be one-sided: Not only do humans transfer wishes and expectations onto animals, on the contrary the different works raise the question of animal expectations of us. This results in intimate moments that describe and negotiate everyday situations in the instant of a reaction. Artificially produced expectations give way to curiosity about the animal counterpart.
13 works and performances that deal with the wishes, constraints and inclinations inherent in relationships between human and non-human protagonists will be presented in the exhibition space. The works were developed in the Transmedial Space at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and will be on show to the public for the first time.


Kindly supported by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

 

Opening Hours 19.06.-28.06.2015

Thur-Sun 2-7 pm

and by appointment with Anne Hölck

anne.hoelck@meinblau.de

 

Meinblau Projektraum

Christinenstr. 18-19

10119 Berlin

 

The exhibition is presented as part of the project series “we , animals – artistic positions on human animal relations”, curated by Anne Hölck at the Meinblau Projektraum

www.we-animals.de

 

 

 

 

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MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART – BERLIN 2015

5th EDITION OF THE MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN: ANTHOLOGY

with 300+ international participants

May 2015 

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For the 5th and final edition MPA-B takes up residency at MEINBLAU PROJEKTRAUM for one month in May 2015. Here they will be hosting the majority of the MPA-B programme as well as a wealth of other events, coordinated activities and spontaneous actions.

3rd - 31th of May 2015

OPEN DAILY:
When programming at the MPA-HUB is ON:
14:00-till end of performances

When programming at the MPA-HUB is not ON:
14:00-till approx.18:00

except on May 22nd and May 23rd when the HUB will only open for the evening programme of performances

PROGRAMM:
www.mpa-b.org/2015-programme

The Month of Performance Art-Berlin (MPA-B) is a 31-day, city-wide, non-profit and non-funded collaborative platform devoted to supporting and advancing independent performance art practices in Berlin, and from around the world.

THE 2015 EDITION OF THE MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN IS ENTITLED ANTHOLOGY.

It showcases new work of artists, curators and organisers who have been involved in the incredible story called MPA–B at different junctions over the past five years. This edition marks the completion of the platform and the five year inquiry that stood at its outset back in January 2011: mapping, connecting and supporting the independent performance art scene in Berlin.

As a performance art platform, MPA-B embraces the task to imagine an infinite number of possible natures and to respect the integrity of all artists and their belief in what they do – that their art is a necessity. To see these performances is to witness them, and witnessing them over the years we develop a vocabulary to communicate and share our own thoughts and emotions with our fellow witnesses. We are thrilled to once again be initiators and participants in this process of building a language or, rather, many languages.

This year will, more than ever, challenge the participating venues throughout the city to confront their different views on the complex relations between economics, social context, and aesthetics. Our central location provides an example for this kind of discourse: the HUB or Second Temporary House of Performance Art chooses as its home the contested space of a White Cube. For our 5th and final edition we will take up residency at MEINBLAU PROJEKTRAUM for one month in May 2015. This is where we will be hosting the majority of the MPA-B programme as well as a wealth of other events, coordinated activities and spontaneous actions.

www.mpa-b.org/welcome

 

 

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SHIFTS

NICOLAS MANENTI

 

Vernissage:
23.04.2015 ab 18 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten:
22.04.2015 – 26.04.2015
täglich geöffnet von 14–20 Uhr

 

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Pipperoo, pippera, pipperum ... The rest is rot

Ausstellung mit Videokunst und Installationen

Im Rahmen des 6. Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin

 

Adel Abidin
Maeve Brennan
Paul Hage-Boutros
Doa Aly
Mirna Bamieh
Badr el Hammami
Daniel Kötter
Randa Mirza
Ahmad Ghossein
 

Festivalparty

10.4., 21 Uhr

Dance Habibi Dance

El Wad Na3 Na3 ( Beirut), Disko ya Hala (Kalakuta, Soul, Bochum)

Öffnungszeiten:11.4.-15.4.

Sa 14-20, So-Di 10-20, Mi 10-19, Führungen: Sa 16 Uhr, 18 Uhr, So 14 Uhr, 18 Uhr, Mo-Mi 18 Uhr

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Der Titel der Ausstellung ist die Deklination einer echogenen Nonsens-Version eines erfundenen lateinischen Adjektivs, mit welchem der amerikanische Dichter Wallace Stevens sein Gedicht „On an old horn“ beendet.

Wie kann man einer Ausstellung, die Videoinstallationen aus unterschiedlichen kulturellen, ästhetischen, politischen und sozialen Hintergründen miteinander vereint, einen annähernd beschreibenden Titel geben? Das Entscheidende ist, den Künstlern eine Stimme zu geben, um ihre persönliche Sicht auf die Welt, auf Kunst und die Produktion von Bildern darstellen zu können, ohne das Echo durch ein vorgreifendes Thema zu erzwingen.

„Pipperoo, pippera, pipperum ... The rest is rot“ bezieht sich auf eine künstlerische Praxis im Kontext von Krisen - wie in der arabischen Welt, wo Künstler eine filmische Sprache und Ästhetik entwickeln, die Echos in Gedichten gleichen. Sie können lautmalerischen Experimenten einen Sinn geben, wenn sie gleichzeitig gelesen werden...
 

weitere Info unter:
ALFILM الفيلم
Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin
www.alfilm.de
Facebook: alfilm.berlin
Twitter: @ALFILMberlin
#ALFILM

 

borderlines

sound art exhibition | concert | party

Georg Klein: Sprich mit mir (Installation)
Marcus Gammel / DeutschlandRadio: Buchpräsentation mit Georg Klein
Agnès Guipont / La Vie en Bô: French Experimental Songs
Wendelin Büchler / Corvo Records: DJ

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Friday March 13th 2015
8 p.m.  - open from 6 p.m.

 

The borderlines that shape our everyday lives play a central role in the work of the internationally acclaimed composer, sound and media artist Georg Klein. In his installations and interventions in the public space, he compresses visual and acoustic, situational and political components into a charged aesthetic space in which visitors interact with or participate in the works – in a way that is sometimes highly provocative and other times simply amusing, but always with a deeper meaning. Klein challenges his audience’s perceptual faculties, employing bordercrossing audiovisual constellations as well as political fakes that lead visitors onto shaky ground and make them question identities. Artistic boundaries are likewise transgressed here in an unsettling fashion: the borderline between art and reality as well as those between the artistic genres. This catalog brings together for the first time the artist’s works, many of which exist only temporarily, in order to discuss them within an art-theoretical framework.
http://www.georgklein.de/borderlines.html

 

Georg Klein’s work is highly unusual in both sound and new media art. In sound art there is no other artistic position that deals so intensively and rigorously with social reality and public urban space. While these themes are more widespread in new media art, one finds no other artists in that field who have given the musical and the auditory the same precedence, nor is there the same kind of connection to place that Klein has developed. These two aspects constitute the unique quality of this artist’s aesthetic thinking: The precision and sensitivity with which he chooses sounds, noises, images, poems and text compositions for a given project are as unusual as the site-specificity that forms the core of his aesthetic. (Prof. Sabine Sanio , UdK Berlin / Sound Studies)

 

MEINBLAU projektraum
Christinenstraße 18/19 (Haus 5)
D-10119 Berlin
www.meinblau.de


  

 

"9 aus 13"

Ludwig Abache, Olivier Colin, Benjamin Hörbe, Anke Krey, Pascal Miet, Peter Petzold, Doris Pemler, Monika Skolimowska, Nadine Thieme

 

Neun Fotografen, neun Themen, neun Welten.
Was sie verbindet: Ihr Interesse für Menschen

 

Die Arbeiten entstanden im Rahmen eines Seminars von Rudi Meisel an der Ostkreuzschule Berlin.

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Vernissage:

27. Februar, 19:00-21:30 Uhr

 

Öffnungszeiten:

28.02.15–08.03.15

Donnerstags bis Sonntags 14:00–19:00 Uhr

 

Finissage: 8. März, 15:00–18:00 Uhr
 


  

 

The dark room

The dark room

Andreas Burger, Bernhard Kubulus, Cap Grundheber, César Martins, Charlotte Menin,
Eric Strelow, Johanna Ulmschneider, Jule Kaiser, Sarah Thußbas, Severin Wohlleben,
Volker Gerling
 
13.02.2015 thru 15.02.2015
open daily from 2 - 7 pm (or by appointment)

Vernissage

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 2015, 7 PM

“Der dunkle Raum” / “The dark room”
The era of the Meinblau darkroom is drawing to an end. But before that is going to happen, we will turn on the lights one more time, and show selected works of the photographers that used to share the dark room work space within the last decade.  
 


  

 

Winter Collage

curated by mika mario minetti

 

akzidenz (DE), Lisette DeZoete (NL), Jenni Hiltunen (FI), Eemil Karila (FI), Ida Koitila (FI), Niina Lehtonen Braun (FI), Lola Lustosa (BR), Elena Nestorova (FI), Jukka Rusanen (FI), Janne Räisänen (FI)

 

12.12.2014 until 21.12.2014

open daily from 2 pm till 7 pm (and by appointment)

 

Vernissage

THURSDAY DECEMBER 11TH 2014

7 PM TO 11 PM

The opening night includes a one-time performance by dancer Simo Vassinen (FI), in collaboration with choreographer Vincent Bozek (FR). Berlin-based electronic artist ISLAJA (FI) will follow suit with an exclusive, site-specific concert, and Dj Antti Hiljá (FI) takes over the turntables.

 

Musterzimmer presents WINTER COLLAGE, an exhibition with ten international artists coming together for the first time to explore the art of collage. The history of collage dates back to the invention of paper more than two thousand years ago. In the visual arts, the technique of assembling different forms, materials and ideas became prominent among painters and sculptors during the early stages of 20th century modernism. Ever since, collage art has developed into new dimensions by means of photography, video and performance.

 

“Wer sucht, findet nicht, aber wer nicht sucht, wird gefunden.” –Franz Kafka

WITH SUPPORT FROM FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION AND MARIMEKKO

 

akzidenz.com , lisettedezoete.nl , jennihiltunen.com , eemilkarila.net, idakoitila.com, niinabraun.com, lolalustosa.com, elenakrokotiili.portfoliobox.me, helsinkicontemporary.com/artist/jukkarusanen, janneraisanen.com,

www.musterzimmer.net

 

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Everything new, but everything good?

 

Photography & Texts
Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg

 

Anja Gersmann

Anne-Kristin Barth

 

22 nov - 7 dec 2014
thurs–sun, 2–7 mp

(and by appointment (0151 - 19657192))
 

Opening:
Friday, 21 november 2014, 7 p.m.

 

The simplicity and spirit of optimism is already bygone.
The new metamorphose of the city seems to be ubiquitous and confirms the quote about Berlin:
it is condemed to always be changing and never stay still.
For a few years now, the photogapher Anja Gersmann follows the process of the urban change and finds places, which are changing every day. We see localities of ordinariness, immidiate vicinity and inconspiciuous backstreets. The pictures seem to catch the faded sense of life and the facades reflecting the changes of the inner life back to the outside.
The process and transformation give rise to the question: multifaced or one-sided? standardized or free? gently or brutal? With each other or even against each other?
And last but not least: Everything is new, but is it also satisfying?
Since the german reunification, Anja Gersmann lives and works in Berlin.

 


 

 

[domestic scape]

Fotographische Positionen der Studierenden von Bernhard Prinz,
Kunsthochschule Kassel

 

Martha Friedel, Jens Gerber, Max Hänisch, Faye Hintke, Holger Jenss, Julia Kopylova, Max Sand, Kathi Seemann, Elisabeth, Jing Tang, Nicolas Wefers

 

31.10.–16.11.2014

Do–So, 14:00–19:00 Uhr

 

Preview: Donnerstag 30.10.2014 | 20:00 h 

Eröffnung: Freitag 31.10.2014, 19:00 Uhr

Die traditionelle Vorstellung von Stadt und Region als geschlossene Einheit mit klar erkennbaren Eigenschaften existiert nicht mehr. Zunehmende Mobilität durch die Integration Europas führt zu einem Aufweichen von nationalen und kulturellen Grenzen. Fortschreitende transnationale Migrationsprozesse setzen neue Wertvorstellungen und Alltagswelten. Veränderte, raumgreifende Strukturen rücken sukzessive nach und die klassischen Gegensatzpaare von Stadt und Land, Zentrum und Peripherie haben ihre Gültigkeit verloren.Die Studierenden der Kunsthochschule Kassel untersuchen diese unerforschten Territorien.
Die komprimierten sozialen, ökonomischen und ästhetischen Strukturen werden zu ihrem zentralen Ausgangspunkt.
In assoziativen Gegenüberstellungen der jeweiligen Positionen werden Ausdrucksformen und Verhaltensnormen, Gesten, Übertragungsmuster und Zeichensysteme als vielfältige ästhetische und kulturelle Prägung offenbar. Unter der Oberfläche des vermeintlich Bekannten sind so neue Erkenntnisfelder zu entdecken, die sich einem humorvollen und ironischen Zugang nicht verschließen.

 

 

we,animals - scenarios

NEOZOON
Lucy Powell
SIN KABEZA
Uli Westphal
donata kindesperk 

 

10.- 26.October 2014
Do-So 14-19h

Eröffnung:
Donnerstag, 9. October 2014, 19:00 Uhr

The exhibition shows visions of human-animal relations in immediate and distant future. Spatial installation, drawing, video animation and documentary outline scenarios of (re)animated unknown species, utopian landscapes of the food system, discover street dogs as companion species in cultural life, localise intelligence and feeling in unknown time and bodies.

 
curated by Anne Hölck
www.we-animals.de

The exhibition we , animals – scenarios shows visions of human-animal relations in immediate and distant future. The anonymous artist’s collective NEOZOON transforms the space into a research laboratory in which „Bestia Recreata“, coat animals, are the subjects of a re-animation-experiment. The art activists Lissette Olivares and Cheto Castellano aka SIN KABEZA explore in their video-documentaries co-evolutionary relationships through primary footage of kiltros, dogs who live beyond the borders of domestic life in Santiago de Chile, and interviews with their companion species in nature-culture life. For the „Supernatural“ light-boxes Uli Westphal utilizes the methods of standard packaging design of large food discounters for the depictions of plants, animals and landscapes – endless, ever repeating, utopian sceneries that stand in harsh contrast to the actual makeup of the industrialized food system. donata kindesperk’s drawings from the series „ape revenge“ reflect the perspective and focus on moments of human anxiety captured by animal revenge.
In her video installation „We Are Here“ Lucy Powell gives voice to two individually animated talking cat heads that are projected on a level with those of the viewers eyes. Their words localise intelligence and feeling in unknown time and bodies.

 

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sensory neuronal network

sensorial room installation as an interface between art and neuroscience

rainer dunkel and Benjamin staude

 

27th sept.–3rd Oct.

monday to sunday 4 pm - 10 pm

special event
Friday, 26.09.2014, 8 p.m-

Than the brain and its exploration

interactive lecture by neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter,
Bernstein Center Freiburg
 

The artist Rainer Dunkel and neuroscientist Dr. Benjamin Staude Illuminate in its interdisciplinary installation sensory neuronal network correlates of aesthetic neuronal dynamics. Sensory stimulated activity pattern of the human cerebral cortex modeled simulation form the basis of artistic confrontation. Through interactive visualization and tone settings of neuronal impulses Dunkel and Staude try the most fascinating scientific issue of our time to approach: How do our brains out trillions of individual pulses of individual nerve cells-uniform states of mind such as perception, emotions, or consciousness? Far from trying to formulate clear answers to these questions, sensory neuronal network is rather an aesthetic confrontation of the visitor with the neural basis of its existence.

The spatio-cubist object of Rainer Dark is both receptive module and the projection
surface of the simulated neuron activity. The sensory abstraction generates
references to the smallest neural impulses: From Space Plane-line-to-point here is
themed reduction to the multiple multiplicity smallest neuro organic elements and their compounds.
The installation sensory neuronal network is developed in close cooperation with the Bernstein Center in Freiburg. At the Vernissage on 09/26/2014 its director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter of the University of Freiburg in an academic lecture will describe basic problems of modern computerized brain research. A special feature of the presentation is, that the content, analogous to the processes in neurobiological network collectives, self-regulating modified: Impulse visitors are fed into an interactive simulation model and thus influence the lecture course.


With the kind support of:

Bernstein Center Freiburg:
http://www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de/

BrainLinks-BrainTools:
http://www.brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de

Archimedes Exhibitions GmbH
http://www.archimedes-exhibitions.de

 


 

 

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 artistic positions on the current debate on human-animal relations

 

Hörner | Antlfinger
Lucy Powell
Uli Westphal

curated by Anne Hölck
www.we-animals.de

 

Opening: september 4th 2014, 7 pm

5th – 21st september 2014

wed-sun 2 pm – 7 pm

 

we , animals - biographies

How do animals create history? 

The exhibition revolves around ­nonverbal communication, co-authorship – animal biographies.
The artists‘s works lay (auto)biographical trails and follow ­individual abilities of wild, domestic, liminal animals.

 

The audio guide Retrozoology by Uli Westphal gives a retrospective view of human perceptions of animals for the past 2,350 years. All quotations are marked by strange, sometimes erroneous conceptions and misinterpretations, resulting from primal encounters with unknown creatures. For Linimal Animal Lucy Powell collected whiskers shed by her cat over a number of years. Arranged on black velvet in a shellac frame the whiskers reference the way cats use their whiskers for spatial navigation. The sound installation Contact Call is a co-production by Hörner |Antlfinger and two African grey parrots who are extremely talented in adapting to the sounds of their social environment. Two other parrots of the same species are also the co-creators of daily sketches in the form of reworked magazines and newspapers. The photos are presented for the first time in the exhibition. In their video Two Homes Hörner |Antlfinger show human infringements on animal biographies. Found footage of a pet bird is intercut with images of a poultry farm.

The exhibition provides a first insight into the Open Archive Clever Hans. Conceived in collaboration with cultural theorist Stephan Zandt it will be continually updated. Clever Hans lived at Prenzlauer Berg Berlin from 1895-1916 and became famous as the horse that could count“. The open archive collects references to the history of Clever Hans and his particular talent for reading muscle movements.

The exhibition is part of the project series we, animals that features artistic positions on the current debate on human-animal relations.
It is funded by Kulturamt Pankow zu Berlin and Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

 

 


 

 

moondur/shifter

sound installation

Raul Keller

 

august 7th to 31th 
  

Vernissage: wednesday, 6th august, 7 p.m.

 

Open Studio: thursday, 31st july 7 p.m.

Finissage: sunday, 31st august 

 
Raul Keller

Estonian artist Raul Keller belongs to a new generation of Eastern European artists who bring together composition and performance, media and sound art in their own unique way. His works virtuously move in the most varied areas of contemporary art. They encompass place-specific sound installations, performance and free improvisation, radio art, photography and video art as well as experimental rock music.

In July 2014 Raul Keller embarks on a one-month project residency as a guest of “singuhr – projects” @ Meinblau in order to realize an intensive work, discussion and experimental period.

The new exhibition project will be developed exclusively for this project space. This Thursday at 7 pm “singuhr – projects” will for the first time stage an “open studio” in which Raul Keller will offer insights into his working methods in both earlier projects and the current artistic production.
 

singuhr – projekte : Residency programme

Raul Keller’s exhibition launches the “singuhr – projects” new residency programme that we invited to Meinblau project space this year. Working and exhibiting in the same space artistic production becomes an even more prominent part of the work itself. Project residencies for national and international sound artists form the focal point of “singuhr – projects” in the next years, connected with talks and presentations and followed by a final exhibition project with a space-related sound installation.


Veranstaltet von singuhr e.V.
Mit Unterstützung des Bezirksamts Pankow von Berlin, der Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., und Meinblau e.V.


 

 

Heartlandish

Zeitgenössische Kunst aus dem amerikanischen Herzland

 

Künstler: Matt Christy, Brandon Donahue, Patricia Earnhardt, Kristi Hargrove, John Jones, Thomas Poolaw, Sabine Schlunk

14. Juni bis 6. Juli 2014

Vernissage 13. Juni 18 Uhr
19:30 Uhr: JJ Jones performs Songs from the Heartland in his Human Snow Globe

 

“heartlandish” ist eine Ausstellung von Künstlern aus den USA, die weit entfernt von Metropolen wie Los Angeles, Chicago oder New York City leben. Sie arbeiten im sogenannten Herzland (engl.: heartland), im südlichen Westen und den Südstaaten der USA. Ihre Kunst ist nicht vom rasanten Leben der Megastädte geprägt, sondern entspringt der Ruhe langer heißer Sommermonate und der Weite des Landes. Die Menschen haben Zeit, ihr Alltag ist langsamer. Diese Erfahrung spiegelt sich auch in der Arbeitsweise der Künstler wieder: Im Mittelpunkt steht nicht das fertige Produkt, sondern der schöpferische Prozess, der auch schon mal mehrere Jahre dauern kann. Abseits des Kunstmarkts mit seinen wechselnden Hypes, finden die Künstler in der Mitte des Landes viel Zeit und Raum, sich mit den Voraussetzungen ihres eigenen Daseins zu befassen – mit der Geschichte des Landes genauso wie mit ihrer persönlichen Geschichte. Sie haben einen teils indianischen, teils afro-amerikanischen Hintergrund oder sind Einwanderer erster, zweiter, dritter Generation.

Die Künstler sind Matt Christy, Brandon Donahue, Patricia Earnhardt, Kristi Hargrove, John Jones, Thomas Poolaw und Sabine Schlunk. Sie arbeiten mit so unterschiedlichen Kunstformen wie Zeichnung, Installation, Animation, Video, Fotografie, Malerei und Performance. Kuratiert und betreut wird die Ausstellung von der Berliner Fotokünstlerin Jule Kaiser und der deutsch-amerikanischen Künstlerin und Kuratorin Sabine Schlunk.

Öffnungszeiten: Do - Son 14–20 Uhr

www.heartlandish.info 

 


 

 

post.apocalyptic.eden

Eine ortsbezogene Raumlandschaft aus Sound, Licht und kinetischen Skulpturen.

Künstler: Olivia Pils 

7. Juni bis 8. Juni 2014


Eröffnung: am 6. Juni 2014 ab 19:00 Uhr


Wie sieht unsere aktuelle Vision einer perfekten Welt aus, wo doch die großen Utopien ausgedient haben und Gott abgeschafft wurde? Vielleicht wie ein mystischer Themenpark in dem Maschinen die Natur ersetzt haben? Die Künstlerin Olivia Pils inszeniert das Paradies im Jahre Null als surrealistisches Disneyland in weiß und pink. Die Bewegung im Raum entsteht durch Motoren von elektrischen Messern, Ventilatoren und Plattenspielern bestehen. Das Licht der Neonröhren, die Musikkomposition, die Stimme aus dem Megaphon, der Lärm der Motoren, die Skulpturen, die sich mechanisch bewegen: alles zusammen ergibt eine bizarre Vision dessen, wie eine perfekte Welt in der Zukunft aussehen könnte.

Olivia Pils ist seit 1992 in Berlin als Musikerin, Künstlerin und Veranstalterin im DIY-Bereich aktiv.In ihren Installationen beschäftigt sie sich mit Utopien und Dystopien und läßt sich dabei von science-ficition Autoren inspirien, wie Don DeLillo, J.G. Ballard, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick u.a. Ihre environments zeigen bizarre und surrealistische Welten mit zahlreichen Bezügen: Themenparks, Kirmes, Louise Bourgeois, Massenproduktion, David Lynch, japanische Animes. Dazu benutzt sie vorzugsweise elektrische Haushaltsgeräte, Neonlicht und selbst komponierte Musik.

Zur Vernissage gibt es eine Performance von ANY (vocal noise music)

Öffnungzeiten: 7.6. und 8.6. 2014 15-20 Uhr

 

post.apocalyptic.eden
A site-specific sculptural landscape made of light, sound and kinetic sculptures.

What is our current vision for a perfect world? What does it look like now that our universal utopias have come into disuse, with God having been disestablished? Maybe it is a mystical theme park with automation as a substitute for nature?

In the year zero, the artist casts paradise as a surrealistic Disneyland in white and pink; the room is set alive by way of electronic machines made out of electric knives, ventilators, and record players. The neon light, the music composition, the voice from the megaphone, the sound of the motors, the sculptures that move mechanically: it all adds up to a bizarre vision, what a perfect world could look like in the future.

Since 1992 Olivia Pils has been active in Berlin as musician, artist and organiser in the DIY scene. In her installations she explores utopia and dystopia as inspired by Science Fiction authors such as Don DeLillo, J.G. Ballard, Aldous Huxley, and Philip K. Dick, amongst others. In her environment she creates bizarre, surrealistic worlds with numerous references: the theme park and the funfair, Louise Bourgeois and David Lynch, mass production and Japanese anime. The material she uses consists of electronic household devices, neon light, and her own musical composition.

Opening with performance by ANY (vocal noise music)
opening hours: 7.6. and 8.6. 2014 15-20 pm

 

 


 

 

SINGUHR ON PAPER

Dokumantationsausstellung

9. Mai bis 1. Juni 2014

Mit der Saison 2013 beendete die singuhr – hoergalerie ihre kontinuierliche Ausstellungstätigkeit in den beiden historischen Wasserspeichern in Prenzlauer Berg. Die Ausstellung singuhr on paper lässt die Projekte der Galerie nun im Kunsthaus Meinblau, einem der wichtigsten Kooperationspartner der singuhr – hoergalerie in den letzten Jahren, noch einmal Revue passieren und thematisiert dabei gleichzeitig auch die Möglichkeiten der Dokumentation ephemerer Kunst.

Als visueller Anker werden erstmals sämtliche Plakate der singuhr – hoergalerie seit 1996 gemeinsam in einer Ausstellung präsentiert. Im Zentrum steht dabei die einzigartige Form der Vermittlung von Klangprojekten durch die visuelle Gestaltung. Plakate und Druckerzeugnisse der singuhr wurden vom grafischen büro cyan in enger Abstimmung mit den kuratorischen Konzeptionen entwickelt. Sie gewannen diverse Preise bei nationalen und internationalen Plakatwettbewerben. So wurden alle Plakate in die Liste der „100 besten Plakate des Jahres“ im deutschsprachigen Raum ausgewählt. Sie wurden bereits in Ausstellungen in Japan und Frankreich präsentiert, aber noch nie in einer Zusammenschau in Berlin.

Neben den Druckerzeugnissen bieten Mediapoints mit aufbereitetem Ton- und Bildmaterial einen Einblick in die einzelnen Ausstellungsprojekte. Klangkunst gilt als ephemere Kunst, ihre Werke als nicht reproduzierbar. Deshalb wurden alle Projekte der Galerie in und an den Wasserspeichern ausführlich in Bild und Ton dokumentiert. Auf diese Weise entstand ein umfangreiches Projektarchiv, das in singuhr on paper vorgestellt wird.

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Videostill, Sara Hoffmann