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Je (Fragments) by Vincent Chomaz

VERNISSAGE
Friday, 17th of January, from 5pm to 10pm

OPENING HOURS
Saturday, 18th of January, from 2pm to 6pm

Monday, 20th of January, to Saturday, 25th of January, from 10 to 12am, and 2pm to 6pm by appointment only (contact: 0176-99022444 or expo-berlin.com).

JE (FRAGMENTS)

Je (Fragments) – in English: I (Fragments) – is a multimedia installation, an attempt to transcribe into sound and image, these moments, in which one’s self is left alienated by life events; when the “je” (French for “I”) is no-longer singular but plural, when it ends up shattered into an infinity of different elements, entities, that do not coincide anymore.

But, more than anything else, Je (Fragments) is a narration about us, about the multitude that composes our persona, the different selves, the opposing tendencies that we all always contained within.

 
VINCENT CHOMAZ
www.vincentchomaz.com
 
Vincent Chomaz is a multidisciplinary artist, and a curator. In 2012, he co-founded EXPO with fellow visual artist and performer, Sabine Jamme.
 

“RB&2122012W” by Geso

AV HEADPHONES PERFORMANCE

Sunday, 15th of December from 6pm

RB&2122012W stands for "Rainbow Busu & the 21122012 Whales" and is an audio-visual immersive experience that has been conceived for some specific conditions: a headphones live performance for a limited audience to be experienced in a comfortable state. For this very reason we ask the audience to bring their own headphones (if possible those that cover the whole ear, which gives you a higher sound quality and are more conductive to immersion), but we also encourage to bring cushions, pillows and/or camping mattress in order to enjoy the experience in a relaxed position.

We need also to warn you that we can for this performance only accommodate a limited number of people; in case of over-affluence, a second performance will be given after the first one.

RB&2122012W

The visual work of Geso seeks to transport the viewer into other states of mind, lighting up images that are deep inside us. This purpose can be understood in two different but not separated ways. On one side there is an undeniable connection with certain spiritual practices, sacred geometry designs and some psychedelic experiences. But on the other side, it's also connected with the human fascination for mathematics, geometry, pattern design, color theories and visual perception, especially when two or more senses cross-wire, producing a synesthetic experience.

The commonly used term "synesthetic" as applied to art is derived from the medical/neurological condition of the same name, synesthesia. In medicine it denotes a condition where the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. A common synesthetic experience is that of feeling or seeing colors while listening to music. Studies has proven that all human beings are born with a synesthetic capacity, but that only 1 in 2000 keep this ability after the fourth month of life. A common human brain tends to separate the different senses, creating a fractional compound of reality, making us perceive the world in a different way to how a synesthetic individual does.

RB&2122012W is based in color/form-sound synchronizations, syncopations and the relationship between the two existing along a time-line, transmitting to the audience/viewers an experience close to the synesthetic perception. The audio side of this performance is a composition made out of different sounds of animals like whales, dolphins and seals, with various instruments like bells, flutes, synthesizers, overtone singings and tribal chants. And the visual side is a composition created and mixed in real time by filtering different types of moving images programmed to be modified according to the sound data.

Sound credits: "Rainbow Busu & the 21122012 Whales" is the combination of "Busu and the Whales" (including samplers and fragments from freesound.org, The Whale Song Project, Michael Duran, Raina Ferris, Waldemar Mitulla, Pedro Bley, Yukimi Yamamoto and Dead Can Dance) and "21122012" from Gnosick.

GESO
http://cargocollective.com/geso

Pablo Iglesias Algora (Madrid, 1977) is an active creative mind involved in different art and design fields. As graphic designer and art director for GeeOhDee studio, as publisher and curator (since 1999) for Belio, an art publishing house and organization who runs exhibitions, concerts, festivals, conferences and workshops. Geso is the moniker he uses for his most personal work, specially focused in glitch and video art, live-video performance and urban interventions. His visual performances are usually but not always connected with the electronic music scene and the club culture.

His most recent shows include Krake Festival (Berlin, 2013), File Hipersonica (São Paulo 2013), Crazy Language Showcase at LunchMeat (Prague, 2013), "Color Invocation" performance at Knock Knock Who Is There (Berlin, 2013), Applied Sound Arts (Leipzig, 2013), We Love 8Bit Art Show (Berlin, 2013), CutOut Fest (Queretaro 2012) and Metro Sound - sound art festival (Madrid, 2011).

 

"Fall - a movement downward" by Marisa Benjamim

OPENING HOURS

vernissage
Saturday, 7th of December, from 5pm to 10pm

“Fall – a movement downward” will be visible as a vitrine installation between Sunday, 8th of December and Friday, 13th of December.

FALL, THE MOVEMENT DOWNWARD

“Fall – a movement downward” is an installation; a piece of land art set inside. Between walls and ceiling, branches, trees, trunks, leaves are re-ordinated, re-organized, and re-programed with a new equilibrium. Nature gets extended, from outside toward the inside. As a process, going downward becomes then a movement of rejuvenation, the fall is a climb, a translation toward appeasement and peacefulness.

 

MARISA BENJAMIM
www.marisabenjamim.com

Marisa Benjamim is a visual artist and a performer. Born in 1981, in Portugal, she holds a BFA in Sculpture and MFA in Visual Arts. Her practice deals with nature at a spiritual level, and develops a dialectic between the human, the earth and the sky. The logic is similar to Zen philosophy: gathering elements in natural environments, she constructs extensions of nature, a mantra of observation, a path toward contemplation.
 

"Reichstagsbrand 2.0" by Graham Smith

Vernissage
Wednesday 11th of September from 7pm to 10pm

Exhibition
11.09 – 14.09, Wed-Sat from 3pm to 7pm

“Reichstagsbrand 2.0”

What is the responsibility of the individual in society to act when confronted with a duplicity so horrifying that it impacts the very nature of social reality? “Reichstagsbrand 2.0” confronts viewers with the ethical choice of either continuing to accept an obvious and horrific deception or to confront the situation in all its manifestations.
 
 
Graham Smith
http://v2.nl/archive/people/graham-smith
Canadian

Graham Smith is an internationally acclaimed Canadian artist-inventor who has been exploring the boundaries between art and science since the early 1980's through his robotic, virtual reality, photographic and telepresence artworks and research projects. His work intersects the boundaries between the scientific and cultural worlds by mixing cutting edge university research, technological inventions (he currently holds 5 patents) and innovative media artworks. 
 

"Soldiers in a Box" by Michael Miess

Vernissage and performance
Saturday 17th of August from 7pm to 10pm

"Soldiers in a Box"

Michael Miess explores with his new project "Soldiers in a box" photographic material in three-dimensional space.
Inspired by the mysterious and fascinating boxed assemblages of Joseph Cornell (1903 - 1972), he will unveil for us his boxed miniature worlds of plastic soldiers and photographic images.
 
 
Michael Miess
www.kulturmeister.de
German; works and live in Berlin.

Michael Miess, born 1973 in Berlin, studied at the University of Arts Berlin (2002-2009) and the Sydney College of the Arts (2007). He is a media designer and conceptor. Owner of the card game company Kulturmeister and Inwardly photographer.
 

"A Search for Home" by Dorthe Slej Pedersen

Vernissage
Friday, 9th of August from 7pm to 10pm

Exhibition
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th of August, from 3pm to 7pm

 

"A Search for Home"

"A search for Home" looks into the form of a certain modern nomadism; after years on the go, I have lived in many different places; each new room, apartment, city replacing the previous one; shattering any sense of belonging somewhere and my notion of home.

Each one of these places carries traces of me and I of them and so the documentary approach – the photomontage – reflects my memories of these spaces; fragmented. 

A house is just a container, a place to inhabit; but what makes a home?

 
Dorthe Slej Pedersen
www.dortheslejpedersen.com
Danish; works and lives in London

From early on, Dorthe Slej Pedersen had the urge to tell stories, which is the sole of her practice. She works with mediums such as writing, moving images, photography and sound. Her main field of interest is human relations, though, emotions, communication and language.

Between 2009-2011 she lived and worked in Berlin. She is presently living in London where she is following a Fine Arts Course at Central Saint Martins, while working between London and Berlin.
 

Headphones concert with De Morgen

Performance
Sunday 4th august 2013 at 7pm

De Morgen Live Performance - Pacific Analog Ambient & Animation Programming

Abstract
With cushions and tea, come and enjoy the atmosphere DeMorgen concert Sunday 7.00pm in the Expo gallery.

De Morgen website : http://lematin.autiste.org/

"Clashes

I clabote a triplice
As a psalm lands after the scopes.
Blossomed the feather-worker act powerfully Hermetists the nth
It stuns populist uninterested in me.

Christian, Sunday, July 28, 2013 (38°C)
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headphone concert ! * * * * = = = = = !!!
Bring your Headphones !!! = = = = = * * * * *
 

48 Stunden Neukölln: "Unmöbeln"

Öffnungszeiten

Freitag: 19:00 - 24-00
Samstag + Sonntag: 10:00 - 16:00

Abstrakt

Ausstellung in den Räumen von Studio Baustelle (Berthelsdorfer Str. 11) und EXPO (Berthelsdorfer Str. 12).

Werke von Studierenden aus dem Masterstudium Architektur, Fachgebiet Bildende Kunst der Technische Universität Berlin.

Architektur Studenten der TU Berlin untersuchen mit künstlerischen Medien das Stadtmobiliar Neuköllns.

Wenn der urbane Raum ein Dschungel wäre, dann würden Büsche, Pilze, Baumstümpfe und Lianen ihre Entsprechung in Elektrokästen, Bänken, Laternen und Telefonzellen finden.

Zum 48 Stunden Event werden Studierende aus dem Masterstudium Architektur, Fachgebiet Bildende Kunst der TU Berlin neue künstlerische Arbeiten ausstellen, die in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Stadtmobiliar Neuköllns entstehen. In einer Gegenüberstellung verschiedener Ansätze wird die Ausstellung die beiden Räume von Expo und Studio Baustelle in der Berthelsdorfer Straße bespielen.
 

"Brokers in Tears" with Friederike Hammann

Opening Hours

Vernissage
Friday, 3rd of May from 7pm to 11pm

Exhibition
04.05 – 12.05, Fri-Sun from 5pm to 8pm

Finissage

Sunday, 12th of May from 5pm
Discussion with Dr. Martin Steffens and Friederike Hammann
Martin Steffens is head of the Kunstraum T27 and of the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln.

During the week, the visit of the exhibition will be only possible by appointment at info@expo-berlin.com.
 

"Brokers in Tears"

Started over 18 years ago, the body of work presented as part of “Brokers in Tears” redepicts faces we all have seen before.

The theme is well known, classic, and often plastered on the first page of the newspapers: men with phones and ties, crying. Headline reads: “Crash at the stock-market”.

From London to New York, from Paris to Frankfurt, from Hong Kong to Tokyo, the poses are invariably the same, unmistakable, a face covered by one or two palms radiating dejection and hopelessness. They are perfect; the aesthetics of despair.

Since 1995, Friederike Hammann has been collecting images of broken brokers. And with time, she started to erase and distort some features; pixeling them in shades of red; focusing on the essential: the grotesque and brute force of the emotions.

The images are strong, haunting. And yet, the treatment they went through seems only to accentuate an incongruity: those men in ties crying are a journalistic and iconographic euphemism. They represent drama but don’t carry any pathos anymore. But still, they should.

There is here a discontinuity between meaning and representation. Those discomposed faces stand for far more than the fortune or the misfortune of a stock-broker. They are the trees hiding the upcoming forest of sorrows. Their grin carries inside them the grin of thousands or millions.

As we have seen – again - since 2008, the drama doesn’t stop at the stock-market; it starts there. If a broker cries, thousands and millions can lose their jobs, their houses, their lives and their dignity. But that reality is often occulted behind a sanitized imagery, and a flow of numbers and statistics. It lacks the human factor, the one that will maybe let us identify with the victims of our societies and policies.

And through the visage of the acceptable, of the news-able, Friederike Hammann’s “Brokers in Tears” finally give their face back to the Forgotten; their pain peering through; amplified; I hear a scream.
 

April // Fenêtre sur Kunst

 

In April at EXPO, visit our news cycle of - only in the window - exhibitions, Fenêtre sur Kunst, available everytime the curtain is up: come and see it change with the sunlight :)

For the first edition, a simple oil painting by emerging french artist Jérémy Brèthes, titled "The Backseat" and painted last year during a residency in Wedding, Berlin.

Jérémy Brethès
http://thai404.wifeo.com/
Brèthes lives and works in Toulouse, France, and creates a transdisciplinary body of work, in which the influence of his Vietnamese origins can expand and get mixed with his vibrant, inspired and colorfull reality.
 

A proposition to spend time

Between Monday 11 and Wednesday 20 of March: "I hate Vernissagesby appointment only.

An occasion  to spend time with the work in progress of multimedia artist Sabine Jamme (http://sabinejamme.com/).

10 days of tea parties, Cat bar and multimedia treat!

Send your timeframe proposition per e-mail to this adress:jambine@gmail.com , with the amount of time you wish to spend together.

 

March's program

A fleeting exhibition.

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I hate Vernissages by Sabine Jamme

No Vernissage

Exhibition
11.03.13 - 20.03.13

An exhibition of the work in progress of multimedia artist Sabine Jamme. 10 days of tea parties, Cat bar and multimedia treat!
Installations, performances and drawings will be shown by appointment only. Send your timeframe proposition per e-mail to this adress: jambine@gmail.com

Finissage // Talk
"Non-events, Duration and Boredom" with Sainte Pop
Wednesday, 20th of March from 6pm

 

"Voyeurs 3.0" with Lan Hungh, Frauke Frech and Maria Mitsopoulou

Performances

Thursday, 7th of February: Lan Hungh with “O.T.”

Friday, 8th of February: Frauke Frech with “Study”

Saturday, 9th of February: Maria Mitsopoulou with “The Moaning out of Synch”

All performances start at 9pm sharp (doors open at 8.30pm)

 
Presentation

For its third occurrence, “Voyeurs” takes on a more intensive pace to explore its concept of out-of-gaze performances by inviting three artists to inhabit and exploit “the cube inside the cube” over the course of three evenings and three different performances.

“Voyeurs 3.0” is co-curated by EXPO and Vassiliki Vayenou. “Voyeurs 3.0” is organized with the support of berlinerpool (www.berlinerpool.de).
 

 
“Voyeurs”

In “Voyeurs”, performers don’t act directly in front of the public. They are entrapped within the exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³ from which spectators are excluded. “Voyeurs” revolves around a voyeuristic contraption.

If the performance takes place inside a closed space, the spectators peek only what peers through the fabric of the cube. If they are not in it, they are forced outside of it. They can surround it, move around it, sit next to it, stand far from it, look at it, come closer and peep in it or do none of the above. The choice is theirs.

In “Voyeurs”, the viewer is put in the position to think about his place in the viewing process. He can interact (peep) with the structure separating him from the performer or he can decide not to and surrender his ability to see, possibly letting his other senses take over his experience of the performance.

With “Voyeurs”, artists are invited to take advantage of this peculiar and perverted scenography which either deals with subjects already present in their work or explores new facets of it.

 
Lan Hungh
http://www.Lanhungh.tk
Taiwanese; lives and works in Berlin

After graduating from Taiwan University of Arts, Lan Hungh studied theatrical music in France, at the Conversatoire National de Région à Rueil-Malmaison.

Lan Hungh's practice consists of performances, music, installations, videos, sculptures and curatings. In his work, he explores the concept of the everyday and life's intimacies. With a mixture of culture, his performances function as diaries; they incorporate music and movement from personal experience. 

 
Frauke Frech
http://fraukefrech.com/
German; lives and works in Berlin

Frauke Frech studied Performance and Fine Art with La Ribot and Yan Duyvendak at Geneva University of Art and Design and with Peter Hendricks at Muthesius Academy in Kiel.

Frauke Frech is a performance and visual artist whose practice combines performance art with dance, installation, video and real-time video. In her work, she investigates personal and social relationships, boundaries and translation processes.

 
Maria Mitsopoulou

http://alom.hotglue.me/
Greek; lives and works in Berlin

Maria Mitsopoulou studied in Greece and Spain. After graduating as a painter in Thessaloniki, she followed courses at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia. In 2004, she obtained a Master of Studies and Projects on Visual Culture from the University of Barcelona.

Throughout her work, Maria Mitsopoulou creates, captures, and reproduces collective and individual processes of cultural resistance. Through her performative practice, she reflects on issues related to identity, cultural normalization, gender, human relations, art productions and visual representations.
 

February's program

In February, performers will hide behind the cube.

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Voyeurs 3.0, a micro festival of performances

 
Thursday, 7th of February: Lan Hungh with “O.T.”

Friday, 8th of February: Frauke Frech with “Study”

Saturday, 9th of February: Maria Mitsopoulou with “The Moaning out of Synch”

All performances start at 9pm sharp (doors open at 8.30pm)
 

"Anthropomorphic" with Beatriz Crespo and Dom Garcia

Vernissage
Friday, 11th of January from 7pm to 11pm

Exhibition
12.01 – 20.01, Fri-Sun from 4pm to 7pm

Artist Talk
“Line and Interstice” with Beatriz Crespo
Sunday, 20th of January from 7pm

During the week, the visit of the exhibition will be only possible by appointment at info@expo-berlin.com.

 
Summary

“Anthropomorphic” is an exhibition about portraits. “Anthropomorphic” present artworks either in the form of paintings or photographs. “Anthropomorphic” crosses the views of Beatriz Crespo and Dom Garcia and presents their take on the human form as an artistic and aesthetical subject.

 
“Anthropomorphic”

From the beginning, “Anthropomorphic” was thought as a space for aesthetical juxtaposition, collage and research.

United by a unique subject, the human form and figure, “Anthropomorphic” presents in parallel two seemingly dissimilar artistic processes: On one side of the exhibition space, paintings by Beatriz Crespo; on the other side, black and white photographs by Dom Garcia.

By pairing those two corpuses of work together, “Anthropomorphic” aims to bring out the communality one can find in them.

If the mediums and techniques are not the same, the sensibility they express is somehow alike.

Both working in low-light and, in the case of Beatriz Crespo, sometimes myopic environments, Beatriz Crespo and Dom Garcia produce highly contrasted images; composed of material and immaterial textures.

Through traces of charcoal, traits of paint, explosions of photographic grains, and the accidental runs of fluids down the canvas’s surface, their work share the same visual intensity and the same profound generosity and connivance with and toward their models.

Their work is definitely not documentary, scientific, neutral but highly involved, empathic.

 
Beatriz Crespo
http://beatrizcrespo.com/
French/Spanish; works and lives in Berlin.

Through the years, Beatriz Crespo has developed her own pictorial grammar characterized by a poetical and visceral approach to graphics.

In her paintings, every element, even the empty spaces between the traces of material, is meaningful. It possesses its own language; it refers to a precise sensation, to a feeling. It echoes to something that arises between her, the painter and her models.

Beatriz Crespo works the textures as a way to imbue the viewer in what is represented and what is absent; though expressing what bounds us together; the fundamental feelings we all share, be it love, pain, envy, joy...

 
Dom Garcia

http://www.domgarcia.com/
French; works and lives in Paris.

After acting as an illustrator for alternative editors during the 90s, Dom Garcia has been using photography as his main and only medium since the year 2000.

As a photographer, Dom Garcia develops in parallel a series of black and white portraits documenting on the spot Paris’s nightlife and diverse series with an urban subject, like buildings and street panoramas.

For his portrait series, Dom Garcia cultivates aesthetics close to the 1960’s photographic avant-garde: his shots are dark, black, starkly contrasted, and overly grainy.
 

January's program

Time to start off the year together!

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Anthropomorphic with Beatriz Crespo and Dom Garcia

Vernissage
Friday, 11th of January from 7pm to 11pm

Exhibition
12.01 – 20.01, Fri-Sun from 4pm to 7pm

Artist Talk
“Line and Interstice” with Beatriz Crespo
Sunday, 20th of January from 7pm
 

Weihnacht, Christmas, Noël, Natale...

EXPO makes a little pause for the end of year festivities, but we re-open on Friday, 11th of January 2013.

See you soon!


 

"Split Personality"

4 artists*, 3 curators, 2 spaces, 1 exhibition
*Alex Tennigkeit, Fleur Helluin, Kae and Sally M. Jaber
 
Vernissage
Friday, 14th of December
6pm to 10pm at EXPO
7pm to open end at HELMUT KOHL

The idea is to start the evening at EXPO and then later at night to have a little walk through the snow to HELMUT KOHL, perhaps even together, we’ll see.

Exhibition
Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th of December
4pm to 8pm at EXPO
7pm to open end at HELMUT KOHL

"Split Personality"

Set between two separate physical spaces, EXPO and HELMUT KOHL, “Split Personality” showcases the work of four different artists: Alex Tennigkeit, Fleur Helluin, Kae and Sally M. Jaber.

In a way, “Split Personality” is two different exhibitions of the same group of artists happening in two different locations at the same time.

At the heart of “Split Personality” is the will to exhibit works that can be showcase different approaches, aspects and directions. Mediums can vary or not. The importance is to underline the multiplicity of the work of an artist, of his or her persona.

For “Split Personality”, dissimilar artworks have been divided between both spaces; each artists being represented in EXPO as well as HELMUT KOHL. And through this special set up, differences, as minimal as they sometime can be, are emphasizes. They are made more obvious, more palatable and perceptible.

But, semantically, “Split Personality” deals with the issues of self-presentation, self-representation and self-perception.

Fleur Helluin and Kae have both been recently working with images found on the Web; pictures and avatars posted here on there on Internet and social medias. They introduce us to a somewhat distorted and multiplied image of the self, propagating itself from the screen to the canvas.

Alex Tennigkeit on the other hand explores the “Self as Allegory”. Or, as she writes: “by painting myself, for example as a Nazi victim, I show the conflict between this persona and my individual character. The selected roles are in some way connected with my biography, but they also reflect the world I’m living in.”

In general, Sally M. Jaber is occupied with the theme of perception and how different individual perceptions interact and submerge into what she calls "liquid perception".

As it is, “Split Personality” is dedicated to expose the multiple facets of the human and the artistic. It is a plea for diversity, complexity and change.

 
Who
Fleur Helluin // http://www.fleurhelluin.tumblr.com/
Sally M. Jaber // http://www.waardegeschiedenisdemensenvergeet.com/
Kae // http://www.kae-art.com/
Alex Tennigkeit // http://www.alextennigkeit.com/

Where
EXPO - Berthelsdorfer Str. 12, 12043 Berlin
http://www.expo-berlin.com/
HELMUT KOHL - Emser Str. 122/123, 12051 Berlin
http://www.helmut-kohl-bar.de/

 

"Tattoo Dictionary" + Workshop by Tero Juuti

Opening Hours

Happening: Friday, 7th of December from 7pm to 10pm
Workshop: Saturday, 8th of December from 4pm to 6pm

 

“Tattoo Dictionary” by Tero Juuti

Started in 2009, “Tattoo Dictionary” is an ongoing typographic art project during which ball-point pen text tattoos are discussed, drawn, documented and collected as a growing visual dictionary.

With “Tattoo Dictionary”, Tero Juuti sets out to record the ephemeral: the human and social elements of his encounters.

Through “Tattooo Dictionary”, Tero Juuti establishes relationship between him, the tattoo maker, and them, the tattooed.

The tattoos are then just only that, a fragile and smudgeable memory of an encounter between two or more persons; the fleeting recording of human relations.

Workshop: “Lettering” by Tero Juuti

Lettering is the art of writing by hand. During Saturday's workshop, Tero Juuti will give tips on how to work with both old and new lettering styles done with everyday tools.

Admission is free. Please RSVP at info@expo-berlin.com

Tero Juuti

Tero Juuti is graphic designer and visual artist from Helsinki.

 
Links
Tero Juuti // http://gueueti.blogspot.de/
Tattoo Dictionary // http://www.flickr.com/photos/gueueti/5192684951/
 

"Déluge - Saison 2" by Antoine Hummel and Le Matin

Note for the non-French speakers 1: “Déluge - Saison 2” is a language dependent happening. A reading in French by Antoine Hummel set to music by Le Matin; or, if you may, a musical piece of literature, an operetta of contemporary writing and electronic music; or, if you may again, something in French with something in the generic language of music.

Note for the non-French speakers 2: If you don’t understand French, you might want to come anyway.

Note for the non-French speakers 3: All further attempts at communication will now be taking place in French.

 
Date et heure : Samedi 1er Décembre à 19h
 

Tentative explicative :

“Déluge” est une série en trois saisons de 24 + 2 épisodes de peu de lignes. C'est une comptine, fatrasique mais fournie avec sa notice.

Deuxième acte d’une trilogie de trois, “Déluge - Saison 2” prend ici la forme d’une lecture en musique, probable opérette électro-symphonique mise en mot par Antoine Hummel et en musique par Le Matin.

Avant-goût :

“Au matin du nouveau premier jour, dans l'orbe ourdisseuse d'une lunette de chiottes, le centième d'ébaubis rescapés que les eaux n'ont pas pris dans leur retrait constate une malchance alentour globale, qui donne raison aux pubs pour détergents : 99,9% de gisants ont fui où flottent plus ou moins démembrés.

Au matin du nouveau premier jour, sensiblement décru, débarrassé des vigueurs salissantes, le monde offre à ses restes une occasion de réinventer la grandeur et de reconstruire un pouvoir à l'échelle – les cataclysmes ont souvent laissé, dans le camp des vaincus, des têtes à prendre et des draps de bain à voler.

Au matin du nouveau premier jour, le désir s'est retiré des plages de son objet, les affects historiques sont à marée basse – l'éternité s'entrave dans des tas de touffes de gènes de gens fins comme du sel.

Au matin du nouveau premier jour, quand à nouveau ça se lève, les mouches se félicitent d'avoir trouvé l'ampoule.”

 
Links
- Antoine Hummel // http://antoine.tarteflure.com/
Le Matin // http://lematin.autiste.org/
 

December's program

In December, no sow but two happenings, one workshop and an exhibition.

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Déluge - Saison 2
Saturday, 1st December at 7pm: "Déluge - Saison 2" by Antoine Hummel and Le Matin; an operetta of contemporary writing (in French) and electronic music.

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Tattoo Dictionary
Friday, 7th December from 7pm to 10pm: "Tattoo Dictionary" by Tero Juuti.
Saturday, 8th December from 4pm to 6pm: Workshop "Lettering" by Tero Juuti.
 

Headphones concert with Tatsumi Ryusui + visual installation by Uozumi

Concerts:
- Sunday, 25th November at 6pm
- Wednesday, 28th November at 8pm
Note: Concerts will start 30 minutes after the opening of the doors.

 

Headphones concerts, third edition. This time, no Wizard nor Farmer. This time, EXPO is lending to Tatsumi Ryusui and the artist-pair Uozumi the space and place to produce a very unique and special series of performances; not only musical, sound based, but also visual.

Using lighting systems synchronized with Tatsumi Ryusui's sound and a switch control for other electrical objects, Uozumi aim to expose the transient feelings and narratives created by Tatsumi’s music.

The marriage is not unreasonable; both of their works and practices share the same subtle and fragile components.

For his music, Tastumi Ryusui processes several proper, accidental or self-build instruments to generate delicate, yet powerful and astonishing ambient textures that connect drone and the cathartic side of noise.

Kiyomi and Tetsuhiro Uozumi produce not only drawings and sculptures, but also installations, which can be seen as allegories. Working with key concepts such as "subtle occurrences", Uozumi deconstructs stories down to their smallest details.

So, yeah! Remember to bring your own set of headphones or earphones, see you Sunday (or Wednesday)!
 
 
Links
Tatsumi Ryusui // https://soundcloud.com/tatsumi-ryusui
- Uozumi // http://www.uozumi-uozumi.com/
- Headphones concerts // http://www.mixcloud.com/expoberlin/

 

"Emotional Permaculture" by Elisabeth Howland

Workshop: Monday 19th of November from 8pm to 10pm
Participation fee: 5€

 

Elisabeth Howland is a mixed media artist integrating photography, painting and social practices as a means to engage the public in a collaborative art making dialogue.

For Elisabeth Howland, aka Vidabierta (open life), film and canvas works provide a means to bring people together, whether as performative photo shoots or collaborative installations. The act of making an artifact becomes the event itself, commemorating a community and/or a story in a specific context.

Working out of the European Graduate School with Judith Butler as her doctoral advisor, Elisabeth Howland is now bringing the theory of emotional permaculture into a practical frame by offering workshops and producing small publications, bringing together the practice of art making with community politics.

Using the principles of permaculture, a system of sustainable ecological design started in the 1970s in Tasmania, she invites participants to see themselves through the lens of their body - in some sense, as if they were a plant - and comprehend how they interact through words, gestures, noises, etc. with their general environment and with others around them.

The emotional permaculture workshop is designed to give people an opportunity to begin identifying their relational ecology while simultaneously introducing the map of human interaction and some tips on how to navigate it.
 

"Voyeurs" n°2 // SABIME

Performance
Friday, 16th November at 9pm sharp (door opens at 8:30pm)
 
 
In the context of EXPO’s “Voyeurs” cycle of performance, SABIME will bring two worlds apart together.

At the same time live concert and contemporary art installation, SABIME is a common project of Sabine Jamme and De Morgen.

Note:
SABIME first album will be available on digital copy on site, so bring your USB stick to get one!!!

 

"Voyeurs"

“Voyeurs” is thought as a series of sporadic performances with a strong curatorial stance.

In “Voyeurs”, performers don’t act directly in front of the public. They are entrapped within the exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m3 from which spectators are excluded. “Voyeurs” revolves around a voyeuristic contraption.

If the performance takes place inside a closed space, the spectators peek only what peers through the fabric of the cube. If they are not in it, they are forced outside of it. They can surround it, move around it, sit next to it, stand far from it, look at it, come closer and peep in it or do none of the above. The choice is theirs.

In “Voyeurs”, the viewer is put in the position to think about his place in the viewing process. He can interact (peep) with the structure separating him from the performer or he can decide not to and surrender is ability to see, possibly letting his other senses take over his experience of the performance.

With “Voyeurs”, artists are invited to take advantage of this peculiar and perverted scenography which either deals with subjects already present in their work or explores new facets of it.

 
Links
- De Morgen // http://lematin.autiste.org/
- Sabine Jamme // http://www.sabinejamme.com/
 

November's program

This November at EXPO it will be performances and live acts. Purely.

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Voyeurs
Friday, 16th November: "Voyeurs" n°2 with SABIME; SABIME is a project by Sabine Jamme and De Morgen.

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Headphones Concert
Sunday, 25th November: third iteration of the headphones concerts with Tatsumi Ryusui
 

Headphones concert with Wizard Ashdod

Concerts:
- Sunday, 28th October at 6pm
- Wednesday, 31st October at 8pm
 

For the second iteration of its monthly headphones concerts, EXPO has chosen to invite Wizard Ashdod to take over our ears and inner stages.

Since the mid-2000s, Wizard Ashdod has been an active musician and performer, here in Europe as well as in Israel. Using a guitar, effects and a mobile phone, he focuses on live looping which he manipulates into an organic blend of sound textures and drones.

For his next concert at EXPO, Wizard Ashdod will engage himself in a multi-dimensional act. Mixing sound and romantic drones with a video and light installation, Wizard Ashdod will give life to an audio portrayal of a landscape in an entirely new manner.

"The artist should paint not only what he sees before him, but also what he sees within him. If, however, he sees nothing within him, then he should also refrain from painting that which he sees before him.”
Caspar David Friedrich

And remember, bring your own set of headphones and earphones, see you Sunday!

 
Links
Wizard Ashdod // http://soundcloud.com/wizard-ashdod
 

"Kant Reloaded" by Giovanni Casu

Vernissage
Friday, 12th October at 7 pm 

Exhibition 
From Saturday, 13th October to Sunday, 21st October
Open Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 3pm - 7pm

Artist Talk
Art and Neuroscience : A New Approach
Sunday, 21st October at 3pm 

During the week, the visit of the exhibition will be only possible by appointment at info@expo-berlin.com.

“Kant Reloaded” by Giovanni Casu

Started in 2007, the corpus of works presented as part of “Kant Reloaded” is the result of several years of cross-disciplinary research by Giovanni Casu in the field of art, philosophy and neuroscience.

With “Kant Reloaded”, Giovanni Casu questions the immaterial and subjective substance of visual perception. Here, his work plays with and uses the limits of our sensory capacities to make us see what doesn’t exist. It tricks our brain to perceive movements into inanimate and still objects. It creates colors where none should be seen.

At the basis of “Kant Reloaded” was the observation that visual perception is our primary mean of experiencing reality and the will to question its reliability. Here, Giovanni Casu hypothesized that the visual perception of the physical world uses the same mechanics as the construction of our inner and virtual worlds.

In other words, dreams, hallucinatory or active imaginary states share the same substance as this sheet of paper or the PC screen standing in front of you; both are generated through brain activity and both are experienced by a self (altered or not), a state of consciousness.

In “Kant Reloaded”, perception is a lie, probably a figment of our imagination or how our brain is wired to interpret the physical world.

Giovanni Casu

Giovanni Casu is an artist and a curator. He was born in Sardinia in 1975. After completing a degree in Political Science in Italy, he moved to Paris, where he lived and exhibited for the next 7 years.

In 2008, he relocated to Berlin where he has been living and working since then. Since 2008, he founded and co-founded 3 centers for art and research: “Works in Regress” (2008), the WIR Gallery (2009) and the Ecke Gallery (2010).

The Ecke Gallery was created as a cross-disciplinary platform for art and neuroscience dedicated to promote and present bi-disciplinary research and work.

Links
Giovanni Casu - http://www.giovanni-casu.blogspot.de/
 

October's program

Kant Reloaded by Giovanni Casu

Exhibition: Saturday, 13th of October to Sunday, 21st of October

Vernissage: Friday 12th from 7pm to 11pm.
Artist's Talk: Sunday 21st at 3pm on "Art and Neuroscience: A New Approach".
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, from 3pm to 7pm.

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Sunday, 28th of October: second headphones concert with Wizard Ashdod

See you there folks!
 

Headphones concerts with Chris Farmer

Concerts:
- Sunday, 30th of September at 4pm
- Wednesday, 3rd of October at 8.30pm

 

For the last event of this month, EXPO has invited Chris Farmer to come and work in Berlin for a week.

Living and working in Brussels, Belgium, Chris Famer is of vaguely British origin and a self-taught gardener, linguist, musician and artist who composes and improvises in all of these media. Since the early 1990s, he has gardened, translated and created his way through France, Belgium and the UK.

His quest is to find poetry in noise and the botany of language, hoping to one day compile a formally chaotic and above all subjective monograph of the world that confronts him, and us, every day.

Since an early age, Chris Farmer has been influenced, or obsessed, by song and sound, and especially how it can be transformed or dismantled, as seen in the works of Anthony Milton, Michael Gira, Richard Skelton.

He currently experiments with the relation between languages, culture, sound, structure, horticulture and art, in various random combinations.

In Berlin, he hopes to become aware of the audio-visual resonance of the city's gardens, spaces and architecture in order to uncover the poetry and harmony of its modern urban landscape. Or maybe he will just play with some couloured pencils and his Zoom handy recorder.

A process that will lead him to create an original audio-performance which will be presented this Sunday via an installation of headphones along with some visual representations of the inspiration he found around the city.

Please, bring your headphones!
 

"Voyeurs" n°1 // "Cabinet of Peep" by Siouxzi Mernagh

Performances:
- Friday, 21st of September at 8pm and
- Saturday, 22nd September of September at 5pm
 

For the first installment of the “Voyeurs” series, EXPO is welcoming Australian award-winning writer and moving-images maker Siouxzi Mernagh (http://siouxzimernagh.com/).

For the occasion, Siouxzi Mernagh is presenting her "Cabinet of Peep", a possibly indiscrete performance initiated on the base of her recently finished second novel, "The Peep Show".

In “Voyeurs”, performers don’t act directly in front of the public. They are entrapped within the exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m3 from which spectators are excluded. “Voyeurs” revolves around a voyeuristic contraption.

If the performance takes place inside a closed space, the spectators peek only what peers through the fabric of the cube. If they are not in it, they are forced outside of it. They can surround it, move around it, sit next to it, stand far from it, look at it, come closer and peep in it or do none of the above. The choice is theirs.

In “Voyeurs”, the viewer is put in the position to think about his place in the viewing process. He can interact (peep) with the structure separating him from the performer or he can decide not to and surrender is ability to see, possibly letting his other senses take over his experience of the performance.

With “Voyeurs”, artists are invited to take advantage of this peculiar and perverted scenography which either deals with subjects already present in their work or explores new facets of it.
 

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