Thanks to Mona Kuschel, we met Eva Koziol last week of Janus and Arachne here in Berlin to find out about jacquard loom weaving, leaving with a lot more knowledge about the process and some wonderful samples of her work like this portrait above. We are planning to encode our GPS data in fabric for a forthcoming exhibition curated by Gretta Louw at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen later this year. Thanks also to our current intern from Stanford University, Robin Sydney Willscheidt for accompanying us and taking some pictures. We call the visualisation we are working on a ‘birch forest visualisation’ and you can find out more about it here.
…is the name of the four-day workshop we will run as part of Studium Generale and the Berlin Summer University of the Arts at the UdK. Through discussions, excursions around the city and sessions of different practical exploratory thinking and doing, we will explore the application of ideas about what to do in a society that may change radically during our lifetimes and how it may look.
It will run Friday 23 until Monday 26 June between 10am-5pm at the HybridLab, Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin
We will give a performative artists’ talk on Thursday 24th November at 7pm as part of the Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln (Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin), curated by Conny Becker
We will present our daily practice of recording everywhere we go with GPS and the outcome of this as trace and line. We will also perform an excerpt from Narrating Our Lines, in which we play an animation of journeys from previous years and try to remember the human events behind the abstracted traces. The animation was created for us as open source software by Peter Vasil.
We are delighted to be part of Conny Becker’s Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln, Berlin. The exhibition opens on Friday 4th November from 7pm and will continue until early 2017. We will perform a live version of Narrating our Lines in the gallery on Thursday 24th November at 7pm. Our engraved acrylic piece All Our Traces in Berlin 2011 and Dan’s Drawing Machine II will form part of the exhibition.
Sophia will be presenting a new video installation called ‘The Matter Between Me and You’ that she made with our daughter Ruby.
It is part of the group exhibition ‘Ausweitung der Lernzone’ at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Weissensee, Berlin from 18 June – 19 July http://kunsthalle.kunsthochschule-berlin.de/
The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 18 June and on Sunday 19 July at 4pm there is a closing party (finissage)
On Thursday 11th December we are taking part in General Public in Exile and Errant Bodies‘ event reality is a very strong move at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin). Doors open at 7pm, 3 Euro admission (we are currently scheduled to be the first performance, at 7pm)
We will be performing an extract from our live durational performance Narrating Our Lines, where we set the database of our GPS traces running and use it as a prompt for our memories of where we were and what we were doing.
“Errant Bodies and General Public open the doors for an evening in exile, presenting performances and works that use performance as a term. Chosen kin plays an important role, as do relationships, expanded networks, political action, music, and silent interventions.
How are fractured, individual narratives and biographies related to cultural-geographic histories, and how do they come to play in a collective at large? There is only a fine line between (self)definition and questioning existence as such. You could take it with a smile, but you can just as easily fall apart completely at the confrontation with the foreign that exists inside ourself.
With Gilles Aubry, Fabienne Audeoud, Antonia Baehr, Serge Baghdassarians, Graw Böckler, Chat, Kane Do, Discoteca Flaming Star, Ernesto Estrella, Deli Gleba, Akın Kazuk, Eva Meyer Keller, Käthe Kruse, Edda Kruse-Rosset, Brandon LaBelle, Michael Laurent, Ligna, plan b, Kirsten Reese, Catarina Santos, Heidi Sill, Annette E. Stahmer, Dorothy Valence, Antje Vowinckel, Jeremy Woodruff, and Ella Ziegler.”
We hope to see you there
Scissor is an event series dedicated to presenting contemporary durational and time-based art across all media, organised by Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty.
Wednesday, 4th June, 2014, 7pm
Galerie Kungerkiez – Die Nachbarschaftsgalerie
Karl-Kunger-Strasse 15, 12435 Berlin