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    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT

    Mon 29.08 19:00 // PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION // STUDIO
    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT

    The project space SCHNEEEULE is invited to host an event during this years Project Space Festival. There will be humorous sculptural works by Aurora Sander, colourful glossy objects by Roseline Rannoch and Linda Spjut will be playing a concert. // SchneeeuleProject Space Festival
     
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    The artist duo AURORA SANDER creates humorous sculptural works. Arrangements of different elements and materials that recollect design objects and props are surprisingly composed which coalesce into new relations of sense or senselesness. // Website
     
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    ROSELINE RANNOCH‘s objects made of silicon are ranging in between image and sculpture. Their variety of colour and glossy artificial materiality evoke aspects of physicalness, physical culture, fetish and clinical environments. // Website
     
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    LINDA SPJUT‘s oeuvre includes the production of Music a well as performance and film. She will be playing a concert. // Website
     
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    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT
    Monday, 29.8.2016
    Doors: 19H
    Admission: Free

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    SOUNDING IMAGES 02: STEINA: EARLY VIDEO HARMONICS

    Tue 30.08 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES 02: STEINA: EARLY VIDEO HARMONICS

    The series SOUNDING IMAGES focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. The aim of it is to open up a wide range of perspectives on the interrelation of music, experimental filmmaking, and video art, including issues regarding race, class, sexuality and gender. Invited guests will discuss selected works and a short introduction to each screening will provide background information, sometimes a Q&A will follow.
     
    For SOUNDING IMAGES 02, Alena J. Williams, art historian and curator, has selected early video works by Steina dedicated to the use of sound.
     
    SOUNDING IMAGES is organized by Fiona McGovern.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    In 1965, STEINA, an Icelandic musician formally trained as a violinist, emigrated to the United States, landing in New York City with her husband Woody Vasulka, a Czechoslavakian filmmaker. After purchasing their first Portapak camera and attending Howard Wise Gallery’s seminal TV as a Creative Medium exhibition in 1969, the Vasulkas shot scores of footage in public spaces, taping live events and musical performances in concert halls, drag clubs, and Washington Square Park. They began working with sound and images, manipulating the video apparatus with the Rutt/Etra Scan Processor, phase shifters, and modulators. Introducing static, error, delay, and noise into the field of representation, the Vasulkas sought to open up video to unstable states, reflecting both technical exploration and a radical aesthetic critique. Sharing their tapes with friends, along with Nam June Paik and Ira Schneider, in their loft on 14th Street, these sessions served as an informal open studio, which developed into The Kitchen—an experimental electronic media space that opened in 1971 in the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center’s abandoned and re-outfitted hotel space—where works in progress were shared and live performances took place. Steina now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; The Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. This screening curated by Alena J. Williams will focus on Steina’s work in sound within the context of the Vasulkas’ larger project of sound and image processing.
     
    Steina, Violin Power, 1970-78
    10:04 min, b&w, sound
     
    Steina and Woody Vasulka, Soundsize, 1974
    4:40 min, color, sound
     
    Steina and Woody Vasulka, Noisefields, 1974
    12:05 min, color, sound
     
    Steina, Flux, 1977
    8 min, color, sound
     
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    ALENA J. WILLIAMS is an art historian and curator. She teaches film and media history and theory in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, where she co-directs the Discursive and Curatorial Productions initiative with Mariana Wardwell. Her research areas include the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, media, and film; the epistemology of the image; and theories of modernity. She is the curator of Nancy Holt: Sightlines, an international traveling exhibition for the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University (2010-13) and published a companion book with the University of California Press (2011). She has contributed to Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and WdW Review and lectured and curated film screenings internationally, including Zwischenakte: Three Passages in Cinema at the Arsenal Cinema in collaboration with the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, and Rutgers University (2011), Site Recordings: Land Art on Film and Video at the Anthology Film Archives, New York (2010), and Light Is a Kind of Rhythm, a film program and book, at the Institut im Glaspavillon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (2007-09).
     
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    FIONA MCGOVERN is an art historian and writer based in Berlin.
     
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    SOUNDING IMAGES 02: STEINA: EARLY VIDEO HARMONICS
    Tuesday, 30.08.2016, ACUD studio
    Entrance: 19H30
    Admission: 3-6€
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    NEVER WORK: DINNER // BETTER PERSON

    Thu 15.09 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    NEVER WORK: DINNER // BETTER PERSON

    NEVER WORK Vorteilswelt presents a sentimental yet experimental double feature with pop music’s finest ego-crooners Dinner and Better Person. With a new album called „Psychic Lovers“ (Captured Tracks) Anders Rhedin aka. Dinner returns to Berlin for this intimate performance at Acud Macht Neu. He is joined by Berlin-based new emotionalist Adam Byczkowski aka. Better Person.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    DINNER [Captured Tracks]
    BETTER PERSON [Mansions & Millions]
     
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    DINNER is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin. So far, Dinner has 3 EPs and a guided hypnosis tape under his belt. This April sees the release of his debut album Psychic Lovers. “Dinner’s music is about parties. And women. Late nights and early mornings in strange cities. But mainly it’s about magic and the communion with spirits,” Dinner says. “It’s like sexual Christian rock, really. But with out all the Christianity.” Recorded in Copenhagen and LA, Dinner finished a version of Psychic Lovers after 4 months of intense work, but decided to scrap everything and start over. “One morning in LA, as I was meditating in the garden, I saw this mental image of saturated, distorted light. Inside this texture was this emotional longing. And I instantly knew that I had to start over. I had to put this mental image into sound. That this new music would be different from my previous music, somehow.” The reworking of the album took an additional 5 months. Whether the finished album lives up to Dinner’s vision only Dinner knows. Musically, the album exists in its own space between the 80’s, 90’s and the present. The songs are pop songs held together by somewhat idiosyncratic arrangements. Opener “Cool As Ice” sounds like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice with overdriven synthetic strings and an equally eerie and funky slap bass that slowly grow into a pop structure. “Turn Me On” invokes the feeling of Sade recorded on VHS fronted by Klaus Nomi’s baryton-possessed ghost, or a warped jingle from The Home Shopping Network. The song “Lie” has distinct Nico-esque undertones and John Cale-ish overtones wrapped in 80’s melancholy, while “Wake Up” and “The World” explore inverted 90’s Euro-pop. In the words of mix-engineer Filip Nicolic (Poolside), “The whole album sounds like Chimo Bayo produced by Marquis de Sade.” An even more concise definition of Dinner comes from label-mate Mac Demarco: “Great face, great body, great tunes.” // Youtube1Youtube2
     

     
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    With pomaded hair and a trench coat draped over his narrow shoulders, Adam Byczkowski aka BETTER PERSON is a promising candidate for senior class president at the school of new emotionalism. The Poland-born Berliner calls on 80s synthesizers and distorted drum machines to drench his youthful romanticism in style and revel in fragile emotional territory. The neo-dandy’s springtime melancholia is so impeccable, his vulnerabilities so blissfully enraptured, that we might assume irony plays at least a minor role in the whole affair. But who are we to say?—perhaps that’s exactly how it feels to find yourself in a spartan room on Pannierstraße at sunrise after a long night of transitory candle-lit bars and acquaintances. The Sean Nicholas Savage protegé delivered a bona fide internet hit with “Wake Up Tired”, and his first collection of songs, “It’s Only You”, appeared recently on the Berlin label Mansions & Millions. Byczkowski’s pieces of musical equipment are dreamcatchers in his bedroom, also soaking in all of waking life’s big feelings. That trademark Neukölln DIY stands firmly behind the singer’s seemingly untouchable facade, and contradictions like these are the most fascinating thing about the project: so young/so sensitive. So handsome/so lonely. This homemade glamour is as modest as it is larger-than-life, blurring the internet-controlled lines between appearing and really being. Which is the better person? All that I have is a sentiment. // Youtube
     

     
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    DINNER // BETTER PERSON
    presented by neverwork vorteilswelt
    Thursday, 15.09.2016, ACUD club
    Doors: 20H
    Admission: 10€ – RSVP
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