MOMENTUM_InsideOut Together With Bar Babette Present The MOMENTUM AiR Exhibition Linda Carrara, Fang Lu, Geraldine Ondrizek 22 October 2015 @ 8pm – Late At Bar Babette, Karl-Marx-Allee 36 [With DJ Mark Cox on the decks after 10pm]
More Info: http://momentumworldwide.org/public-art/bar-babette/
MOMENTUM AiR is the Artist-in-Residence program of the Global Platform for Time-Based Art, MOMENTUM. MOMENTUM InsideOut brings video art out onto the streets, turning the gallery inside-out for all to see. On Thursday Oct 22, we team up with Bar Babette to bring you an exhibition of exceptional work by our current Artists-in-Residence.
Geraldine Ondrizek - http://academic.reed.edu/art/ondrizek/
A Professor at Reed College visiting Berlin to conduct genetics research at the Max Planck Institute, Gerri Ondrizek presents a video, "Cellular", together with the sound piece "The Sounds of Cells Dividing". Depicting the division of live cells, the video was made using Atonics Micro Fire digital cameras mounted on Olympus Stereomicroscopes, while the sound was made by nanotechnology using an Atomic Force Microscope (AMF). The needle of the AMF can touch cells which are less than half the diameter of a human hair. Like a needle on a vynil record, this touch can also record the sound the cell emits when dividing or dieing. Through touching and hearing rather than only seeing, a new scientific knowledge base has emerged - but one that artists have long known - that of multiple sensory knowledge. What we can now listen to within a cell has revolutionized our knowledge of cellular gestation, division and the relationships within the interior architecture of our body.
Fang Lu - http://www.fanglu.net/index.php
In "Lovers Are Artists (Part 1), renowned Chinese video artist Fang Lu shows a stop-motion video composed out of thousands of images shot in the traditional hutongs of Beijing. The images depict a lone female figure going about her daily activities of buying vegetables and eating yoghurt; but before long these mundane tasks turn towards the kooky and nonsensical as the items become immersed in fictional games and scenarios that yield no discernible outcome nor serve any functional purpose. Not unlike the artistic process, these apparently meaningless gestures are founded upon internal imbalances that inform an individual’s perspective on the world and impact their encounters with reality.
Linda Carrara - http://www.lindacarrara.com
The objects in the video work "I'm A Still-Life" represented by Terna Prize winner Linda Carrara come from everyday life, but are here utilised as primary forms rather than mundane objects. They assemble into a metastructure and reassemble in forever changing compositions while questioning the visible world. This still-life no longer refers to inanimate everyday objects. This is the painting itself that becomes the object; of unknown origin, ageless, and endlessly processable. The painting itself is made into a malleable thing prone to a long questioning gaze. The object of representation has always been a mediator of thought.
More About MOMENTUM AiRs: http://momentumworldwide.org/momentum-artist-residencies/current/