Arcane of Patterns is a collaborative exhibition project between S&yM and Mindpirates presented in the Mindpirates Projektraum.
Malin Arnell (NYC)
Karl Holmqvist (BLN)
Niklas Goldbach (BLN)
Voin de Voin (BLN)
Kinga Kielczynska (PL)
Huang Ran (BEIJING)
Arcane of Patterns focuses on language as a miscellaneous for the 4th dimension of speech and verbalization.
The exhibition addresses the next level of an artist’s voice showing in their work. The norm and simplicity is not to be accounted for, nor taken into thought. Instead a new conversation starts. It is a discourse, led through a self-created 4th dimension. Consequently, a new language, an independent and distinctive speech, is born. Each artist taking part in the exhibition creates an ambiguous and innovative way of expression. Personalized methods used for articulation and arrangement create a unique verbalization through their praxis.
Based on video works that might be extended through additional physical objects, Arcane of Patterns welcomes you to a new domain where what you hear and see, and what can be read and gathered, are not quite what they conventionally represent from looking between the lines of our accustomed thought.
Friday, October 12th – 18:00
21:00 – Music by Mother Perera (Jahcoozi) and Bobby Chaos.
October 12th – 26th, 2012
Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
13:00 – Midnight
Thursday 13:00 – 19:00
Neda Sanai – S&yM (springsteenandyourmama.com)
Pauline Doutreluingne – Mindpirates
Schlesiche Strasse 38, 3HH
Wednesday, October 17th
21:00 – Video Art Screening Night
Works by Kentaro Taki, Matt Lambert, Reynold Reynolds, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong and Jaakko Pallasvuo.
Saturday, October 20th
23:00 – Party with rRoxymore (live). DJ sets by Tyler Pope, Easter and Rodeo.
Friday, October 26th
21:00 – Closing with music by Mirror Talk (live) and Dj set by Luz, Nedalot & Blackout Crew.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Malin Arnell (NYC) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work could be described as reflecting on the concept of performativity, which also has to do with sculpture, poetry, public art, politics and the social realm. She attempts through her artistic praxis to bring light to boundaries and frameworks operative in diverse social and human interactions. She emphasizes those strongly bound to the body (her body, their body, our body), the presence, participation, membership, and other communication manifestations. In May 2011 Arnell re-enacted Gina Pane’s 1975 action, Discours mou et mat, in what came to be called Reflect Soft Matte Discourse. After the emotionally charged reaction provided by both audience and collaborators, Arnell decided to investigate into their experiences and asked 20 participants to answer six particular questions about the situation, as well as to share their feelings about that evening. The texts that Imri Sandström and Clara López wrote for this occasion later became part of the following performative reflection, Rehearsal after Reflect Soft Matte Discourse #1. For more information please visit malinarnell.org
Karl Holmqvist (BLN), Swedish-born artist, uses a wide range of formats—poetry readings, installation and sculpture—to bring out the primal qualities of language. In his hands, news articles, conversation snippets, and pop lyrics form a textual mesh and blend into a multiplicity of private indictments, incitements, and convictions, decoding and recoding the experiential and communicative possibilities of reading, listening and seeing. Holmqvist has exhibited at the ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts 2009, CAM – Chelsea Art Museum, 2009, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2008), Tensta Konsthall (2008) Manifesta 7 – Comitato Manifesta 7, Bolzano (2008) and at PERFORMA 05 – Performa, New York City, NY (2005). More recently he had two concurrent shows in New York – Words Are People at Alex Zachary Peter Currie and Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, an exhibition at MoMA.
Niklas Goldbach (BLN), born in 1973 in Witten, Germany, started working with video which would become his main medium, while studying photography at the University of Bielefeld and ‘Experimental Media Arts’ at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He later joined an MFA program in New York, and in 2007 he was artist in residence at Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. His work is represented by galleries in Germany and France, and has been exhibited throughout Europe, America and Asia. He lives and works in Berlin. Goldbach has stated in interviews that his work deals with personal fears, which relate him as an individual to the functioning of his community and through this relationship, to society and its concepts of culture therefore, the interactions between public and private spheres become a privileged subject for his artistic practice and investigation, in a manner which is also intimately connected to the medium he chooses for his research into the realm of his own socially-conditioned nightmares. Therefore, some aspects of his investigation are closely related to the use of video, which cannot escape the political connotations of its use by corporations and the opinion-forging press. For more information please visit niklasgoldbach.de
For the past several years, Voin de Voin (BLN) has been pushing boundaries over and over again, using the power of transformation combined with a unique aesthetic approach, reminiscent of the historical Dadaist cabarets, the fabulous Cockettes, but soaked in a contemporary contexts, swinging between a flamboyant personality and some serious philosophical assets. After studying performing arts, theatre and dance in Paris, Amsterdam and London, he based himself in Berlin, where he’s still working today, supported by gallery Sariev from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Voin’s performance-based practice is primarily concerned with displacement and psycho-geography. Each performance is entirely unique and never repeated. In his photographs and installations one can observe the variety of approaches to different reality concepts, along with the use of magical objects, powered by striking visual aesthetics. For this show, Voin created a new video installation piece in collaboration with Kinga Kielczynska, Polish conceptual artist, who also lives and works in Berlin. She works with video, performance and language. In her work she reflects on the contemporary spiritual and philosophical condition, often using the art field as a self referential subject. Combining preexisting systems, events and objects, usually unrelated forms of information she builds up interconnectivity in time and space. Recently she showed at: The Appel Arts Center, After the Butcher, Berlin and Contemporary Art Museum, Breslaw. More information can be found at voindevoin.andharbor.com and kingakielczynska.com
Huang Ran lives and works in London and Beijing. In 2004, he graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. In 2007, he gained his MFA Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Huang was one of the 16 artists presented by European Media Artists in Residency Exchange (EMARE) 2009 program, supported by European Culture Program and Art Council England. Huang Ran is the author of visionary videos in which sense of wonder and drama, frailty and a desire for absoluteness, ambiguity and inevitability coexist. The exasperated yet alluring iconography of his works draws the viewer right into the swirl of conflicting emotions in which one has the constant sensation that some marvelous tragedy is about to take place. The pathos that runs through the images of his videos, as in his recent piece Blithe Tragedy, is based on the deconstruction of reality, its transfiguration and transformation into a pantomime whose ephebic protagonists are suspended between their role as chosen victims and (un)conscious executioners. The aesthetic appeal conveyed by the perfect images of his work acts as a counterpoint to the shattered inner world of the characters constantly on the brink of the abyss of their emotions and fears.
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