„Tokyo Morandi“ is an exhibition project that allows the participating artists from Berlin and Montreal to probe the only indirect knowability of emotions, cognitive information and rational processes in humans, and to explore this in the context of space, object and installation. How can a space become a walkable (stage)setting; how can film, dance, music and installation achieve a coherent unity, that fathoms the interplay of alienation and appropriation techniques in the shape of repetition?
A focus point for all the works on display is the art of italian painter Giorgio Morandi, a life-long maker of still lifes, placing repetititon at the centre of his art, with his variations of ever the same and numberless arrangements of empty bottles and vessels. Repetition and abstraction, ecstasy and cognition are terms to be thought of as being closely connected. Repetition leads to the disciplinary and formal in terms of a reduction, while at the same time repetition becomes a heightened subjective sensation of „Joie de Vivre“ and a state of awaking and recognition, as is often described for music, and that also figures in discussions on the perception of imagery in Cézanne and Matisse. This „awakening“ can cause, as in the works of Johan Lurf, Sophie Trudeau and Michaela Gill, an intoxication, a state of ecstasy, in which a human can dissolve or can become someone else.
A closing event co-hosted by Arkaoda Club takes place on May 13 with an afternoon concert by Gambeltron, Nick Kuepfer, Mike Moya, Etkin Cekin and Niklas Kraft, with DJ sets from Fog Puma and Eli Pavel.
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Live Sound and Dance, Exhibition. Curated by Maria Hinze. Opening at Meinblau with special drinks from Arkaoda Bar + Dj Spatzhabibi.
Artists: Sophie Trudeau + Michaela Grill
Camilla Richter + Markus Krieger + Judith Rudolph
Philippe Leonard + Mike Moya + Johann Lurf
Mauro Pezzente + Kimberley de Jong
Gambletron + Johnny Nawracaj + Nick Kuepfer
Maria Hinze + Simon Faithfull + Jessica Moss and more.