TAPE MODERN BERLIN NO. 24:
NAVIGATING DARKNESS

Michael Krenz - “The Big Sleep” (2011), aluminum, neon lightsMichael Krenz – “The Big Sleep” (2011), aluminum, neon lights

After an impressive run of numerous memorable exhibitions and after-parties, Tape Modern presents its twenty-fourth show, Navigating Darkness, this Friday. The curators of this one night only exhibition, Helen Homan Wu (New York) and Mira O’Brien (Berlin) utilize the black walls and nightclub setting of the venue as a starting point for an exhibition of sculptures, installations and projections which provide the only illumination of the space. The viewer travels through lightness and darkness with a heightened awareness and sensory experience.

“As one navigates through the night, the sense of sound is heightened. Like a bat relying on sonar to map space, the viewer will be coaxed by sound pieces installed throughout the exhibition. The piercing elements of sonic waves blended with the light and shadow installations will bring distortion to the viewer’s reality and cause them to turn their ears inwards. The chosen sound artists for this project, whether working with composed work, field recordings, improvisations, or live feedback are highly sensitive of the environment, and aware of both the natural and the ineffable.”

Alan Ruiz - "Interface" (2011); Digital Animation, Triangulated Mirror Unit, MDF Dimensions VariableAlan Ruiz – “Interface” (2009 – Exhibition Copy 2011), Digital Animation, Triangulated Mirror Unit, MDF, Black Balloons. Dimensions Variable

Participating Artists:

ALAN RUIZ
ALIZA RAND
ANDY GRAYDON
BONNIE BEGUSCH
CHRISTOPHER KLINE
DONNA HUANCA – Click here for Berlin Art Link Studio Visit
ERIK SMITH
FREDRIK STRID
FRIEDEMANN HECKEL
HENRIKE DAUM
HIROSHI MCDONALD MORI
JACOB KIRKEGAARD
JENNY YURSHANSKY
JOHN VON BERGEN – Click here for Berlin Art Link Studio Visit
KONRAD MÜHE
MARC BIJL
MARIO ASEF
MARLENA KUDLICKA
MAX SUDHUES
MICHAEL KRENZ
MIRA O’BRIEN – Click here for Berlin Art Link Studio Visit
MITYA CHURIKOV
NICOLE COHEN – Click here for Berlin Art Link Studio Visit
SANDRA PETERS
SVEN STUCKENSCHMIDT
SNAKE BRAID AND SEA URCHIN
TRYGVE LUKTVASSLIMO

Trygve Luktvasslimo (with Jenny Yurshanksy) "33 1/3 - the final insult" (2011), performance on stage with props
Trygve Luktvasslimo (with Jenny Yurshanksy) – “33 1/3 – the final insult” (2011), performance on stage with props
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Additional Information

Exhibition Information:

TAPE MODERN
“Navigating Darkness” – curated by Mira O’Brien and Helen Homan Wu
Friday, November 04; 7pm – 3am
Heidestrasse 14 (Click here for map)

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Blog entry by Monica Salazar in Berlin; , Monday, October 31, 2011.


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