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Exhibition

Johnny Guitar

All These Faces

27.04.2017 - 30.04.2017
19:00 - 22:00 @ GlogauAIR
Opening times 29-30.04 12:00-16:00

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Johnny Guitar, or the Jack of Hearts - you either want them or you want to be them.

Johnny Guitar walks through the door like a heavy breeze. It looks like our luck’s run out. Click-click is the sound of the impatient roulette counting time, or the the click-croon of an anxious, finger-picked, tempo-driving tune. You know it’s a losing game, but you keep playing just in case. Click! The revolver stutters and fires.

The setting is a saloon, the characters are artists, but the bandit-blood runs deep, and suspicion is the only collective instinct. So a shootout must ensue.

This is the end.

Our luck’s run out.

Featured Artists:

Andrew J Burford
Aya Imamura
Clark Beaumont
Ewa Kubiak
Ilyn Wong
Kasia Justka
Piotr Macha

More at http://cargocollective.com/allthesefaces

Words of image. Images of words

Ewa Kubiak
Written Drawings, 2014

Artist Talk

Words of image. Images of words

Ewa Kubiak
& Nisha Bhakoo

27.04.2017
18:00 @ GlogauAIR

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Word and image are different techniques used with the same purpose: to provide somebody with a sense of description or representation of something, whether it is material or immaterial. They are structures that allow the communication of an individual reality, rendering it accessible to others.

Both word and image constitute universes within themselves; they are an embodiment of concepts, symbols with encoded meanings articulated accordingly to their own specific rules. Also in both cases, the processes used for production and decoding are unsteady and particular, shaped by metamorphic variables such as Time and Space, which make them even more complex and richer – and thus peculiar - within themselves.

These similarities have been noticed long ago and the attempts to test their limits and blur the boundaries between these two apparently very different worlds, has been an on-going challenge for scholars and artists. How many times have we heard a visual work being defined as 'poetic' and a literary one being characterized as 'visual'? Indeed we can refer to Homer's description of the Achilles' shield in Iliad, or even to Ezra Pound's imagism, where words lend an extremely vivid optical perception of what they tell. In
visual arts we can give Tarkovky's films as an example of poetic cinema, as he uses literary mechanisms to articulate images as if they were verses in a poem.

More literal takes on the intersection of both techniques have also been carried out. Mallarmé's theory of words being objects themselves – focusing on their architecture, their sculptural form as iconographic elements - as well as Heidegger's conception of language as a Being in itself – he considers words to be self-contained identities - have encouraged the development and creation of much concrete and visual poetry, as well as influenced visual artists – such as Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer – who started to integrate word and speech in their practice.

The symbiotic connection between both languages seems to be umbilical; the frontiers that makes them apart seem to be feeble and are just the starting point for further questioning. In which ways do they potentiate each other? Can they even exist without resorting to each other? Can images stand by themselves without any need for verbal speech being created around it? Can words and a verbal narrative be created or sustained without recurring to visual elements and realities? What are the limits of the verbal and the visual language? How does their usage shape our experiences and perceptions?


Ewa Kubiak – Her artistic work explores the relation between textual and visual messages. Through creating visual narrations Ewa examines the extends and limits of language and image; writes/says what she cannot depict visually and depicts what she cannot describe with words. Her work is also about storytelling. Through a strategy of experimentation and working with varied techniques she is mostly inspired by simple, ordinary views and occurrences which she approaches in a very analytical way and thus deform what the starting point was. She is currently a resident artist at GlogauAIR.

Nisha Bhakoo – Nisha is an Indian-British poet whose work has been published in numerous literary magazines, and been included in anthologies by The Emma Press and Mud Press. Her debut poetry collection “You found a beating heart” was published recently, in October 2016 by The Onslaught Press. In her poetry she is interested in exploring traversable boundaries – blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, the masculine and feminine, as well as the familiar and the unfamiliar. She is deeply inspired by psychoanalytical approaches to poetry. She is also keen on making short poetry films, as she has a strong interest in visual art and film-making too, and she tests innovative ways of presenting her poetry. Nisha was
a GlogauAIR resident in 2015.

Exhibition

Dear Home

13.05.2017
18:00 @ GlogauAIR

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We are more and more living in a world of shifting homes and while we do so we carry with these movements not only feelings of insecurity and homesickness, but also a need to change, an urge to grow, and even an ability to adapt to our new surroundings. All these can shed light or cloud the very perception of what it feels to be at ‘home’.

The dear home exhibition explores what the feeling of ‘home’ means to different people. Through a multi-sensioral approach, the work presented offers the possibility to observe and/or interact with the stories of others, that likewise, are all searching for that feeling.

Participating artists:
Alexander Bratt
Agnieszka Bułacik
Samantha Hookway
Szymon Keller
Elliot Silva
Agnieszka Wojciechowicz

More at http://www.dearhome.org/


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Drawing sessions

GLOGAUAKT

Every Monday 19:00-21:00

13.03.2017
19:00-21:00 @ GlogauAIR

GlogauAIRs weekly live model drawing sessions are back.

From 6th March on, GlogauAIR will host Glogauakt at the Project Space, live model drawing sessions open to everyone.

Fees: 5 €
Free for resident artists

Interview

Meet the Artist

Galen Gibson-Cornell

MEET THE ARTIST is a series of short interviews given by GlogauAIR's resident artists. The aim is to provide the public with the opportunity of getting to know the artist behind the art as well as to get a glimpse of the creation process that can rarely be seen.

Meet the Artist: Galen Gibson-Cornell on Vimeo

Galen is a visual artist working at the intersection of printmaking, photography, and urban commentary. He examines printed posters pasted on city walls, and the anonymous passers-by who might rip, tear, over-paste, scribble, or otherwise retaliate against them. He interacts with these poster surfaces by methodically photographing specific sites, collecting poster detritus and other ephemera, and deconstructing them in his studio.




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Interview

Meet the Artist

EEGB


MEET THE ARTIST is a series of short interviews given by GlogauAIRs resident artists. The aim is to provide the public with the opportunity of getting to know the artist behind the art as well as to get a glimpse of the creation process that can rarely be seen.

The research group EEGB is composed of Edmund Eva & George Baldwin. After learning the skills and craft of drawing by hand, they pushed the limits of the genre, programming and building mechanical tools to create imagery.

What kind of art do you do? How do you describe it?

Edmund Eva: We describe it as being on an intersection between drawing and technology. So it's Digital Art or New Media Art, but we definitely base everything on drawing.

How do you define your work? Is it New Media Art, Robotic Art,...?

Edmund: I think we change it on the context. Sometimes it's easier to tell people you are just a digital artist because saying New Media or something else is complicated. I wouldn't say we were completely just in one of those categories. I mean, "new media artist" doesn't sum up the aspect of drawing which is a consistent theme in our work. I don't know, we don't have to be in just one!

Why did you decide to work together?

Edmund Eva: Oh, it's fate (laughs).

George Baldwin: There were lots of reasons, I think. We were doing the same course at university, and we were living together.

Edmund: So, yeah. We can spend a lot of time with each other, without killing each other. But also, I think we were inspiring each other when we were on the drawing course to go off topic, off the topic of drawing in its pure form, and towards more digital techniques.

George: We had overlapping interests, so we worked together.

Edmund: So we just bounced ideas off each other for the last five years.


Can you describe briefly your artistic process?

George: It changes per project, I guess. But we usually set out with the intention of creating a drawing and then we use some sort of technology to record, diagram or map something. We've found interesting processes with that approach.

As a team, does each one of you have specific tasks?

George: Oh yes, so I usually do a lot of the programming and Ed would do hardware and technical drawing as well. So we sort of try to share ideas, always in discussion with each other.

Edmund: Yes, on the technology side, like the practicalities of the process, we split the tasks (programming and hardware) and artistically we discuss between us, so creatively we collaborate completely, sharing and compromising.

So you studied drawing, and how did you get the technology knowledge?

George: Self-taught, there is a lot of open sourced information and programs that we can use that are free. There are also big online communities that will help you out. So there's a lot of googling (searching), just seeing what's possible and learning along the way.

Edmund: A lot of mistakes. A lot of blowing stuff up accidentally (laughs).

George: But that's part of it.

What attracted you so much in A.I. that made you start focusing on that?

George: It is a big topic at the moment and it’s kind of a scary topic. It’s in a lot of science fiction and they're always predicting end of the world scenarios, I wanted to understand that a little bit more. When you find out what the inner workings are it becomes less scary. Robots are not going to take over the world in five or fifteen years.

Edmund: Yes, I guess we both read ‘Who Owns The Future’ by Jaron Lanier, who's a Silicon Valley technologist, programmer and designer. He laid out this idea of Artificial Intelligence being a fake, just human intelligence cycled back around.

George: Yes, sort of just simulated, and there's not any intelligence as we know it, like it can work out problems but they are very specific. So if you gave an artificial image recognition software something it hasn't learnt, like a different database, like a different image of something it’s never seen before, it won't know what it is and it can't work it out, unless you train it or change the code. And that's interesting.

Can you talk about the Gestalt project you have been developing in GlogauAIR?

Edmund: Yeah, this is related to Artificial Intelligence. So, I guess when we were writing the application we just remembered reading Lanier and getting particularly interested in the topic. We've done a project before in Belfast with these robots, and then we got more interested in behaviour, swarm behaviour. observing animals and then replicating that through coding, robotics and stuff.

George: So, the project now is to develop that and put in ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in some way making it more autonomous, make the robots more autonomous. Seeing when Artificial Intelligence has control, what happens in a drawing and how can it make decisions based on the behaviour of those robots. Essentially we have a feedback loop and the drawing will also develop as a performance over a few days.

Why focusing on behaviour? And why do you conceive it as a mathematical equation?

George: During uni, I got really interested in Complex Adaptive Systems, a field of science that can describe, with mathematics, things like bird behaviour when they flock or how ant societies work. So, their overarching idea is that you can get complexity from simple behaviours, if you just multiply them. I find their work fascinating, the way they see the world, and it means you can do interesting things and make the robots have anthropomorphic qualities... it's uncertain but exciting at the same time.

How do machines, and yours especially, help us to better understand human behaviour?

Edmund: Yeah, that's interesting. I think we are seeing Artificial Intelligence as just human intelligence reconstituted on a massive scale. We are distilling human behaviours down. We are taking one sort of creative process that a human may go through and trying to simulate it through programming and robotics. Attempting to make drawings in a similar way to what a Surrealist artist might have done. Make some marks and then look at what they can see in the marks, then accentuate those marks, and look again, and keep doing this. It’s a way of idea generation or a sort of system of creativity. So we are kind of replicating that process so we can make observations about humans making these robots, making these drawings.

George: We are looking at creativity. So we make the robots, or try to, make the robots creative, and ask is it them being creative or is it us making them creative?

How do you think Berlin has contributed to help you developing your work?

Edmund: Berlin seems to have a huge tech community. We went to this nice little barbecue where we met them all and I think we've never been in a city quite like that. It's nice meeting people interested in these subjects around technology and how they connect it to art.

So you find it inspirational?

George: Yeah, definitely.

Edmund: Within our sphere of practice there's a lot more people who we can collaborate with or just converse with, which is inspiring.

You are about to participate in GlogauAIR's Open Studios, where people will get to know your work. How does the public usually react to your creations?

George: It's a mix.

Edmund: Either they hate it and they are afraid of it.

George: They think we're cheating.

Edmund: I heard a guy saying "this is scary and we should stop", and was against it completely. And then, on the other hand, you have people who find it actually very beautiful. Especially the marks that the robots make, because then they are so pure and naive yet precise.I think it comes down to that idea of what we were talking about, how people see the future. Where is technology taking us? Is it a utopia or a dystopia? You get these real extremes of people who either completely distrust and hate technology or embrace it as the savior for the future. We are people in between.

George: I am a robot actually, Ed built me to help him make drawings.

Current Resident Artist Exhibition

Somewhere other than here

Hyoyoun Lee

09.03.2017 - 05.05.2017
@ Gat Rooms
Mauerstrasse 81/82 10117 Berlin

Hyoyoun Lee is born in 1973, Seoul, South Korea. She studied Fine Arts at Hongik University in Seoul and Printmaking at Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. Hyoyoun Lee currently lives and works in Seoul. Her works are collected by National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, and Seoul City Museum.

Her works are stories about the times that she has passed along through her experiences and memories. Her works often depict people and modern cities and, possibly, around nature. In other times, the stories and visions come from the space in between objects and people, people and “scapes”. Hyoyoun will be exhibiting at Gat Point Charlie hotel from the 9th March until the 5th May.

In collaboration with Gat Rooms
More info in gatrooms.com/gat-cube


Concert

Roger Mas

Irredemp
Institut Ramon Llull

30.03.2017
20:00 @ GlogauAIR

Using texts in which street slang and literary language merge with archaic speech, Roger Mas is able to create a special and spontaneous atmosphere with the support of the audience. Irredemp concert gets its inspiration from three sources: modern music, Mas' own tradition and traditional music from all over the world.

Roger Mas (Solsona, 1975) was born in a family of musics. During his early career as singer and composer he won the Premi de Catalunya Ràdio in 1996. Since then he has released 9 albums, for each of his projects he has obtained different distinctions and recognition from the critics and developed a honest songwriter personality. His work is marked by a great and clear creativity and shows why Roger Mas is one of the rising voices of the European songwriting scene.

The concert will take place at GlogauAIR, non profit organization that was founded in 2006 by the spanish artist Chema Alvargonzález, to create a meeting point for artists of different disciplines and encourage the collaboration between different artistic profiles and nationalities. With this aim regularly take place at GlogauAIR the Open Studios Exhibitions as well as other events like video and sound art, performance festivals and concerts. The residence is located in one of the Jugendstil buildings conceived as a school by the renowned architect Ludwig Hoffman in 1896.

A collaboration with the Government of Catalonia and the Institut Ramon Llull.


SHOWCASE PROJECT

Ilyn Wong

An Archaeology of You

March 2017 @ GlogauAIR's showcase

More Showcase Projects

open_studios



OPEN STUDIOS
GlogauAIR Resident Artists



THE SPRAWLS
Project Space Exhibition



24 - 25 March 2017
@ GlogauAIR


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OPEN STUDIOS
GlogauAIR Resident Artists

David Gonçalves // Tadasuke Jinno // Ewa Kubiak // Hyoyoun Lee // Roxanne Nesbitt // Maximilien Pyée // Alexandre Félix // Uzma Sultan // Laurent Trezegnies // Natalia Urnía // Ilyn Wong

The visitors will have the opportunity of enjoying the presence of the artists themselves, as well as having direct access to their latest and freshest creations, inspired by their personal and artistic experience of inhabiting the city.

The duo Maximilien Pyée and Alexandre Félix is currently exploring the potential of producing art collectively as a way to strengthen social bonds, while David Gonçalves reflects on what it means to be nomadic, by stripping out the excess and highlighting the beauty of the essential and of the practical. The artist Tadasuke Jinno has been leading an approach to visual art that challenges the viewer through the usage of mechanisms that create a discordance between reality and human’s sense of perception.

At the same time, Ewa Kubiak is working on testing the limits of communication of textual and visual messages, and the degree of misleading illusion that is created by means of intentionally created settings. The painter Uzma Sultan plunges into a social analysis of the cultures she is inserted in, at the same time that the also painter Hyoyoun Lee leads a deep but at the same time metaphysical quest for already faded and fragmented anonymous stories lost in time.

By using textiles as her main working material, Natalia Urnia imbues each thread contained in a fabric with meaningful connotations of memory, time and place of belonging – all that we hold close to us and that, in a way, dresses and shapes our core common human nature into a variety of specific identities. Also working with the intersection of intimate personal and collective narratives, Ilyn Wong sets off to explore the complexity of multiple stories and layers that exist within and around the main narratives, which, because the hidden personal stories are forgotten, tend to be often overly simplified.

Finally - although using two completely different approaches - the artists Laurent Trezegnies and Roxanne Nesbitt contribute to deconstruct our the sense of the “ordinary”, highlighting its peculiarities and hidden or forgotten potential. Laurent calls attention to the all-day-familiar type of places by creating installations using various industrial materials, thus investing that same space with a new meaning, or renovating that same place's sense of 'novelty'. Roxanne, on the other hand, by applying an intersection between music and architecture, is interested in the various soundscapes created by the pedestrian body in relation to different kinds of space.


THE SPRAWLS
Project Space Exhibition

Coven Berlin presents:

Kiona Hagen Niehaus // Angela Kaisers // Anaïs Senli // Blanca Gomila // María Amparo Gomar Vidal //
Ileana Pascalau // Lorena Juan And Boris Steinberg // Esther Nelke

Gender can create a sensory experience of tangible and virtual borders, as well as conscious and unconscious ones. These spatial and cultural frontiers are essential points of reference for our own identities. Our limited, and simultaneously real and ephemeral bodies can be stimulated in order to provoke an evolution on, and a transgression of, oppressive social codes.

In the frame of The Sprawls, our work will focus on queer strategies as political tools to rebel against gender constrictions and body policing. With an experimental and playful approach, we will explore and reclaim the concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality and establish new personal and social realities. We will also address the gendered borders of institutionalized knowledge in order to analyze the constructs that can manipulate our understanding of power.


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Friday, March 24th // 19:00 - 24:00

20:00 // Louise Trueheart // matter v matter - a foray // Performance

21:00 // Sura Hertzberg // Naked SURAnade // Naked Live Music Performance

22:00 // Vagittarius Rising // THE DECLARATION OF THE NATION OF VAG // Live Music Performance

23:00 // S&M // Moving // Live Music and Reactive Movement Performance


Saturday, March 25th // 16:00 - 24:00

16:00 // COVEN BERLIN // Collective Talk

17:00 // Madeleine White // See Somebody // 1-on-1 Performance

Harley Aussoleil // Pärchen // 1-on-1 Performance

19:00 // DREAMaTEAM // ALLE UNTER EINER DECKE – becoming activist // Intimate Collective Performance


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