concert by G.Never at 9pm
For the past six weeks Demian was painting while most others were sleeping. During this time, we have been thinking about those who are awake at night, about empty shells and getting lost. Two weeks ago, on leap day, Demian and two dancers Rosalie Stark and Anna Lena Häußler showed a performance that explored shaking as a state of being. Last week we read Against Ordinary Language by Kathy Acker, an essay about bodybuilding, language and dreaming. The solo exhibition Night night eyes and night night nose and night night toes good night, dear paperboy shows new works by Demian Kern which he has realized during his residency at Grimmuseum. He invited Jonathan Schneider (Mattlack) to develop a generative sound piece for the exhibition, re-using a soundsystem which Demian had brought together for the last dance performance. At the opening, G.Never will show a music performance.
Demian Kern (DE) is an artist working with painting, music and performance. Over the past years collaboration has often become the basis for his projects as in 1. Regionales Hauptfest Berlin (a fictional art fair together with more than 20 people, Mein Blau, Berlin, 2017); Aquerdate de mi (a painting project together with Alex Becerra, Weiss Berlin, 2017); Die Süsen Mäuse (band together with Marielena Stark, since 2018), and working together with the dancers Rosalie Stark and Anna Lena Häußler in 2019. He also found the project space Shoefrog together with Chantal Kaufmann and Parastu Gharabagi in Vienna. Painting is often used as a method to process the information that contribute to these activities, or coming out of them. He studied in the sculpture department at Kunsthochschule Weisensee Berlin and at Artcenter Pasadena.