Beginning on the first floor, Michael Reiley McDermott
has created a sonic dreamspace called Echozoo, where listeners will experience an imaginary landscape of extinct animal sounds. Coming from China, Jin Wang
makes politically charged new video works that draw parallels between Germany´s past and China today. Work by Ainhoa Salas
researches our relationship with the internet, using mesmerizing loops, fascination, and sensationalism, to develop new strategies to capture users’ (or viewers’) attention. Yusuke Wakata
has produced works that combine historical research with a meticulous process intended to alter fixed ideas that are derived from our unconscious. Zhiwan Cheung
presents a series of multi-channel video works playing in synchrony, probing the intersection of national identity and the personal psyche.
Traveling upstairs to the second floor studios, Greg Kappes daringly combines water and electronics, normally a taboo, proposing a new way of viewing technology as a phenomenon that forms part of our natural environment. With his new work, Kopfsteinpflaster, Guillermo Moreno Mirallas refers to and reinterprets the cobblestone streets, a ubiquitous element that is viewable all over Berlin and actually creates our unconscious mental understanding of the city. Aaron Daem explores process with his open studio where, on a daily basis, he worked on an evaluation of the room where he worked, lived, and slept, and prolifically created. In Marijn Roos Lindgreen’s studio you will see aspects of the process that led to her creating her work that investigates architecture, philosophy, and space—also on view in the garden, Becoming Plastic is her completed project for open studios. In newly produced work here in Berlin, Liu Jiahong explores the historical and rational city and observations of similarities to her home country of China.
Keep an eye out for works by Sara Agudo Millan, who makes site-specific interventions throughout the building, combining observations and reflections with text and recordings. Wu Wei’s objects created from paper are furry, seem to come alive and twisted into strange shapes captured in metal cages, wire and chains.