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Navigating Darkness
Tape Modern no. 24 presented in cooperation with Heidestrasse Galleries and Halle am Wasser
art openings

Artists
Alan Ruiz, Aliza Rand, Andy Graydon, Bonnie Begusch, Christopher Kline, Donna Huanca, Erik Smith, Fredrik Strid, Friedemann Heckel, Henrike Daum, Hiroshi Mcdonald Mori, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jenny Yurshansky, John von Bergen, Konrad Mühe, Marc Bijl, Mario Asef, Marlena Kudlicka, Max Sudhues, Michael Krenz, Mira O’Brien, Mitya Churikov, Nicole Cohen, Sandra Peters, Sven Stuckenschmidt, Snake BraId and Sea Urchin, Trygve Luktvasslimo

Curated by Mira O'Brien and Helen Homan Wu
Produced by Berlin Collective and Opalnest

Press:
VICELAND

FRESHMILK TV
BERLIN ART LINK
BERLIN MUSIC DAYS
BERLIN UNLIKE NET
ARTCARDS BERLIN

 

EVENT & EXHIBITION IMAGES


Photos by Aida Bresolí Aliberch

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Navigating Darkness
Friday November 4, 2011
7PM Opening
9PM Performance Act - Trygve Luktvasslimo
10PM Multimedia Performance - Snake Braid & Sea Urchin
11PM DJ Set @Tape Club

location:
Tape Modern - Heidestraße 14, 10557 Berlin
in cooperation with Heidestrasse Galleries and Halle am Wasser art openings

tapeberlin.de

special thanks to:
TAPE CLUB & Berlin Music Days

SYNOPSIS
(excerpt) As one thing is illuminated, another is obscured in its shadow. The shadow is defined as the blockage of light, a negative or absence. But the shadow is also less commonly thought of as an attribute with characteristics, for example as a ghost or part of the spirit. Psychoanalysis describes every personality as having a shadow aspect, comprised of repressed or instinctual elements. Always a play between light and dark, positive and negative, a shadow never exists in total darkness. To shine a light upon a shadow is to cause its disappearance, so we must find other ways of observing or experiencing this phenomenon. It is these moments of mystery, whether originating in the everyday or the occult, which the works in the show will explore.

Like a bat relying on sonar to map space, the viewer will be coaxed by sound pieces installed throughout the exhibition. The piercing elements of sonic waves blended with the light and shadow installations will bring distortion to the viewer’s reality and cause them to turn their ears inwards. – Mira O'Brien & Helen Homan Wu

CURATORS

Mira O’Brien

Mira O’Brien is an American artist and sometimes curator. She received her BA from UCLA (2004) and her MFA from Yale (2008). She was curator and collaborator of “GP Site Exploration” 2010 at Golden Parachutes, Berlin. Her work has notably been exhibited in: the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, as a solo exhibition in Vierter Stock supported by a grant from the US Embassy in Berlin, La Viola Bank Gallery in NY, and in the historic former East‐Berlin theatre the Volksbühne. Three years ago she moved to Berlin where she currently is still based.


Helen Homan Wu

Native New Yorker Helen Homan Wu is an Independent Curator and Inter-media Arts Producer. Her projects often crosses multiple boundaries between live visual arts, new media culture & technology, sound art, experimental music, performance art, and linguistics. Wu established Opalnest in 2007, an independent production agency dedicated to showcasing the finest in interdisciplinary arts to deliver special projects across the world. Wu is also cofounder and contributing editor of Artcards Review.

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