Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
6 nights in a row of shooting videos just before sunrise for the project Hyper-Wakefulness & Standstills (working title). We took a break now because of the rain, but we will continue shortly. What a crazy time!
I am so grateful to Kathrin Grzeschniok, who joins me to the fullest - at the camera, light and much more - to Jan Ehlen and Thomas Szabo for their huge help, and to Makroscope Mülheim!
Big thanks to those who participate by standing in front of the camera: Ralf D'Atri, Henrik Beeke, Leonie Böhmer, Katharina Geling, Gigo, Fabio Gorchs, Lorenza Elisabeth Kaib, Aljoscha Lahner, Camilla Mücksch, Vanessa Nica Müller, Scherin Rajakunaran, Hannah Stratmann, Philipp Daniel Unger, Anna Wehling.
Also grateful to Urbane Künste Ruhr, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
It seems like time has gone homogeneous and temporalities such as the night seems to go absent. And it seems today, with the greater inequalities has been shown this year, that there is an on-going state of exhaustion. In line with a body of work that reflects on insomnia and temporal rhythms, I wondered about what potential does daydreaming has. Especially collectively. But also, is it possible to daydream when we are forcefully exposed to an incessant flow—of labour, of always have to do or see? In an interview I conducted with RM Vaughan (who is deeply missing) I asked him about that subject and he said "Daydreaming is a counter-reaction. Daydreaming is rebellion. To dream, to talk about dreams and to imagine collectively, I think art has a future here". I think of Bartleby, who daydreamed without interruption and "would prefer not to" renounce his immobility for anything and of Emily Dickinson's poetry who are often infused of a sense of alternate state of mind. Daydreaming is finally such as a refuge in a world of overexposure and of continuous activity. But as Vaughan stated, the collective power of dreaming has a future.
Tonight at 00:00, my virtual exhibition entitled Diachronic, 2021, made for the anniversary festival forma 10+1, is opening on the Platform Mozilla Hubs.
Festival Program: https://linktr.ee/formaleipzig
Link to the virtual exhibition: https://hubs.mozilla.com/Av6YMPi/diachronic/
(It works best with Firefox or Chrome)
Tomorrow May 6th, I will be there from 19:00-21:00 (Berlin time). Come and join with your avatar!
Performing in front of the camera: Scherin Rajakumaran
Special thanks to Sabrina Asche, Jan Ehlen, Andrea Garcia, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Adrian Kleinlosen, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Scherin Rajakumaran, forma Leipzig, Makroscope Mülheim, Urbane Künste Ruhr and Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Group exhibition AB-RAUM at D21 Kunstraum in which my work Ein Jahrhundert Schlaflosigkeit, 2019 (video), die Nacht duchgemacht, 2019 (sound), and Haunting, 2021 (inkjet print) are shown.
Glad to take part of this exhibition alongside Ingeborg Lockemann, Shlomit Bauman, Grit Ruhland, Inken Reinert, Roswitha von den Driesch/Jens-Uwe Dyffort, Anna Schimkat, Mandy Gehrt, Renata Lucia, Sven Kalden, Oliver van den Berg.
Unfortunately the exhibition is currently closed because of hygienic measurements. Although the show is up until 16 mai. To follow events and see more images, look up ab_raum on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ab_raum/ or go to: https://www.d21-leipzig.de/ausstellung/ab-raum/
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
I've been invited to make a video for the contemporary music and literature festival Forma Leipzig which will take place online at the beginning of Mai 2021. For this I shot new video images with Scherin Rajakumaran who performed for that new work. Here's one of the images I'm currently editing.