Projektraum in Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Opening: 14.06.2019 18:00-
Elizabeth Charnock, Aron Herdrich, Haruka Hirai, Kaoru Hoshino, Kanako Ishii, CheongHye Sophia Lee, Sarah Loibl, Agata Milizia, Asuka Miyahara, Sabrina Podemski, Christian Probst, Prae Pupityastaporn, Marten Schech, Atit Sornsongkram, Johannes Specks, Tatsuma Takeda
Digitalisation is advancing rapidly in today’s world and contemporary art is changing alongside it. The use of digital media has made it much easier for viewers to interact directly with art. It’s clear to see that digitalisation has had a massive influence on our generation, and this is only set to increase in the future. Nevertheless, we cannot truly say that we feel completely at home in the digital world, despite being the first generation of Digital Natives. Our childhoods were still spent surrounded by natural, tangible things. Things that later had to compete with the influx of computers and other technical devices. Our values have been heavily impacted by these formative childhood experiences.
One goal of the exhibition is to bring together artists, for whom it is important to differentiate between physical, tangible materials and immaterial digital media. As international artists in Germany, we have learned to appreciate the value of concrete, real things. Working with physical materials is a raw, organic process which is indispensable for making art and it provides an exciting contrast to our constant, daily interaction with digital devices. The sixteen artists selected all concern themselves with specific, physical media. Marshall McLuhan said that materials are an extension of the human body, and in this way each artist is able to communicate between themselves and the chosen exhibition space.
Digital technology isn’t anything special for us. It has become the norm. Our bodies react when we are presented with real, physical materials – what is it that we gain from them? We believe that we belong to a generation challenged by the questions such as these.
Thursday, June 13, 19:00
The Institute for Endotic Research
Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin
Hands.on.matter: Paper and Plants
Bimonthly programme organized by Sandra Nicoline Nielsen and Tim van der Loo
Excitingly Hands.on.matter invites you to this 5th event. We will on the arrival of summer celebrate how flowers, plants and trees are blooming and growing. Looking deeper into these green matters you will find cellulose, which can be used as a source of material! At the end of this event we will try something new! We will see if we can make our own paper out of some of the kitchen waste and gardening leftovers we already find at home.
Julia Perera is invited to discuss how ancient production practices can guide us to circular/ sustainable innovation. Her “bast shoe” project will illustrate what thinkers such as the co-author of “Cradle to Cradle”, William McDonough, have hinted at already: Innovation can be found by looking backward.
Anton Richter showcases with his 100% Asparagus project how the inedible parts of asparagus are ideal for bowl making among others with its high degree of natural binding materials, as well as flexibility and stability.
Kanako Ishii hangs up her second largescale curtain painting at The Institute for Endotic Research as a part of this fifth hands.on.matter event. The imagery is found in the neighbouring Bohemian-Rixdorf garden.
The presentations will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Food and gardening leftovers serve as the input for beautiful paper making. Orange peels, nettle and hay among others will be used to experiment with different recipes.
Learn more about natural fibers – come and experiment with us!
to put on paper
2 – 14 June 2019
Tuesday – Friday, 3pm – 7pm
Vernissage: 1 June, 3 pm
Finissage: 14 June, 6 pm
Errant Sound Project Space
Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin
works by Mario Asef, Michael Bause, Matthias Beckmann, Anke Becker, Betty Böhm, Ursula Boehmer, Theo Boettger, Antje Blumenstein, Claudia Busching, DAG, Dana Engfer, Heike Gallmeier, Kathrin Ganser, Anne Gathmann, Jürgen Grewe, Inken Hilgenfeld, Ruth Hommelsheim, Birgit Hölmer, Franziska Hünig, Kanako Ishii, Gabriella Klein, Pauline Kraneis, Aliki Krikidi, Chus Lopez Vidal, Katharina Lüdicke, Teresa Mazuela, Frank Maier, Oliver Möst, Ulrike Mohr, Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov, Inken Reinert, Cornelia Renz, Andrea van Reimersdahl, Elisabeth Sonneck, Sophia Schama, Fiene Scharp, Ursula Scherrer, Susanne Schirdewahn, Claudia Schoemig, Richard Schütz, Michael Schultze, Anton Schwarzbach, Nada Sebestyen, Sarah Straßmann, Betty Stürmer, Max Sudhues, Attilio Tono, Dorit Trebeljahr, Andrea Übelacker, Ute Vauk-Ogawa, Véronique Verdet, Anke Völk, Maria Volokhova, Nicole Wendel, Markus Willeke, Gloria Zein, Majla Zeneli, Oliver Zwink, Sandra Zuanovic
invited by Katja Pudor
Events on vernissage : Saturday 1 June 2019 : 3-10 pm
3-7 pm Screening of video works by Oliver Möst, Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov, Attilio Tono
7 pm Roberta Busechian: Gate Golden recordings (The Gold of San Francisco), sound peformance
8 pm Steffi Weismann: Recall Service, video performance
8:30 pm Betty Stürmer: Postkartenkleid, intervention
9 pm Bob Rutman, Hilla Steinert: Gähnen und Stöhnen (yawn and moan), performance
the Screening will be continued between and after the performances
Events on finissage : Friday 14 June 2019 : 6-10 pm
8 pm SERVICE – ein Videofongespräch by Steffi Weismann (13 min. 1996/2019)
8:30 pm PAPER MUSIC – mixed media performance by Janine Eisenächer, Laura Mello and Steffi Weismann for paper, microphones, text, voice, electronics, microscope camera and projection