Thursday, June 6, 2019

Art Performance ZNAMYA for Public POOL #7 at Friche la Belle de Mai


                                                                  Photos by Jean-Christophe Arcos

During Printemps de l'art contemporain in Marseille there is every year an event called Public POOL, an art marathon consisting of conferences, artist talks, performances and videos. This year it celebrated the 100 years of Bauhaus with the title Transformer le bauhaus (transl.: Transforming Bauhaus) and I revisited some ideas of architecture and body in language, movements, fiction and reality to discuss insomnia as a culture.

Here's are photo documentations of my art and lecture performance ZNAMYA, 2019.

About Public POOL:

Curatorial team and organization:  Lydie Marchi and Constance Juliette Meffre, with JC Arcos, AV Gasc and Judith Lavagna.
Participants: Aymar Batetana Casanova, Arthur Eskenazi, Bérangère Armand, Javiera Tejerina, Sophie Innmann, Anne Bergeaud & Orane Stalpers, Léna Fillet, Ines Koussa Gradenigo, Andrea Günther, Bingjie Luan, Jessica Arseneau, Alexandre Gérard, Marie Lienhard, Wnjn Choi & Julia Martha Müller.
Thanks to: CEA / Association française des commissaires d'exposition & Goethe-Institut, Marseille

                                                                                                                             Photo by Judith Lavagna

Thursday, May 23, 2019

VAR13: Group Exhibition at Westpol Airspace

Photo documentation of video work Fluctuation at the opening on 10th Mai 2019.

, 2019
Digital video. Stereo sound
4:42 min.

Exhibition with Jessica Arseneau, Leila Brinkmann, Marlene Franz, Felix Grabe, Friedrich Jacob Günther, Taemen Jung, Leonard Korbus, Lisa Kottkamp, Anna Raczynska, Snow, Malte Urban, Andrea Garcia Vasquez


<var>: The variable. It can be a value, a set of data, a number, the measurement of changing criteria over a course of time. Objects vary in size, the lights on screens vary in brightness, our mood and the weather may also vary from day to day.

What if, for instance, the variabilities in nature and climate are surpassing their extremities? Or on the contrary, what if there is no longer a predictable spectrum within which the extremities of nature and climate currently exist?

Nature and its order continue to experience the detrimental disruption due to the industrial revolution. Through the exhaustion and depletion of resources, the earth is going through an ecological debt and its ability to be regenerated is dramatically plummeting every year. The apocalypse has been fantasized since centuries through fiction writing, art, and the new testament. However, the more ecologists and environmentalists discover about our planets current state, the clearer it becomes that this prophecy could actually occur. Can we put our faith into bioengineering? Can nature and its variables be reprogrammed? Will this apocalypse be something we may actually witness?

VaR13 is a play on the words “Value at Risk” while utilizing the stigma of the number 13. As the title for the group exhibition from Fachklasse Blank, it establishes discourse around our future at risk. Taking place inside of a church, VAR13 displays works by various artists who are investigating the relationships between nature and art as well as image and productivity. It is a collection of artworks exploring visual fictions, visual prophecies, and visual realities in our current state of variable possibilities.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Exhibition 'Reading the Cities'


Field of Depth
3 channel video installation, 16 unrolled turf
Installation view on Augustusplatz, Leipzig

Field of Depth unfolds as a research by means of photograph and examines three University Campuses in Houston. It circles around a spectrum of questions about the production of landscapes and what they convey to the visitor. A parallel is made between the optical and physical sense of depth of those landscapes with the figurative idea of deepening student debts. It leads to reflect on the function of these landscapes, where education and resources enter into a complex interrelation.
'Reading the Cities' is a group exhibition that took part of the 25th anniversary of Houston-Leipzig's partnership.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Summer video experiments

With Sofia, Paula Abalos, Adrian Kleinlosen, Wut Chalanant, Toni M., Marlene Moris & Florian Merdes.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Group exhibition at Lindenauer Hafen, Leipzig

Untitled (It's just a matter of utility), 2018
Part of group exhibition in Lindenauer Hafen, June 2018