Thursday, May 5, 2011
Urban Noise: Architecture and social happenings, the everyday and representatives, contemporary and historical, functional and decorative, official and unofficial. Things that can be easily expressed and separated by terms are, in reality, entangled, out of focus, alterable and, depending on the perspecitve, visible or invisible. Noise does not just describe clattering, din or sounds, but also almost implausible frequencies that can subliminally influence moods and points of view. It’s not just about conspiracy or manipulation – facts about social life are central issues that become separate, unclear, and acquire more levels of meaning than are initially noticed, with pieces of the puzzle sometimes fitting together but the pictures disintegrating thereafter. All works in the exhibition intersect with urban space, take on reflective qualities, invent or copy images: Photography as installation, single images as sequences, documentation as fictions or collages as intervention within real spaces. One sound is overlaid with another as visual frequencies become distorted, dissolving the specificity of the terms.
An exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, curated by Maik Schlüter
Events on 14 May and 28 May as part of the “Long night of Books” and as part of “Bethanien Summer Fest”.
Artists: Diana Artus, Jakob Kolding, Eiko Grimberg, Stephanie Kiwitt, Christine Schulze, Tomek Mzyk und Korpys/Löffler
– Text from Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Blog Entry by SP Williams – in Berlin; Thursday, May 5, 2011.
SP Williams is a painter living and working in Berlin.