Sat 29.04 6:00 // EXHIBITION, EXHIBITION OPENING // ACUD GALLERY
FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT
FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT, No Man’s Land
OPENING: FRI, 28. APRIL 2017, 7 – 10 PM
Followed by an after party at ACUD Club
EXHIBITION: 29. APRIL – 28. MAY 2017
OPENING HOURS: WED – SAT, 1 – 6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT
Curated by Elodie Evers
ACUD gallery presents No Man’s Land, the first solo-exhibition in Berlin by Feminist Land Art Retreat (FLAR). FLAR has created a series of new works which use a symbolic language of equestrianism to explore questions of frontiers, power structures, and materiality. The show centers around a video, also entitled No Man’s Land, which subverts the hierarchy of agency between horse, man, and land in the western genre. The concept of “no man’s land” is versatile: it can be read as a wasteland, or as a politically-contested liminal area between two forces. Combining land art with science fiction, FLAR embraces a playful reading. This no man’s land is not only void of men, it is also a terrain so alien that it verges on a dystopic, futuristic vision, perhaps beyond our own planet. Shot on a ranch outside of Berlin, the video depicts the preparation for an unknown journey carried out by Gina, a sentient presence inhabiting the horse, rider, landscape, and relationships between each entity.
Feminist Land Art Retreat was born in 2010 with a poster on the wall of Exercise Projects in Vancouver, depicting mirrored images of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Transforming this seminal work of land art into something resembling fallopian tubes, it invited the viewer to a fantasy event. This began FLAR’s conceptual and humorous subversion of familiar visual forms, including fashion, spa advertising, commemorative architecture, and aerial imagery. FLAR has continued appropriating commercial and art-historical images with irony, challenging commonly held notions of how feminism is embodied and expressed.
Feminist Land Art Retreat has recently exhibited at: Ginerva Gambino, Cologne; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Kunsthaus Bregenz Billboards, Bregenz; Oslo 10, Basel; Studio For Propositional Cinema, Düsseldorf; JTT Gallery, New York.
With kind support by
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Sat 29.04 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
Cindy Lee ist das Projekt von Patrick Flegel, ex-Sänger/Gitarrist von Women (aus den später u.a. Viet Cong und Preoccupations hervorgingen). Zum ersten Mal in Berlin!
Describing a world of beauty, escape, sorrow, loss and catharsis usually needs a strong leap of faith and when it comes to music such a feat is almost impossible, modern day consumption is pulling us by the throats and we don’t have time to surrender, we don’t have time to let the fog, the mystery, the universal shine seek into our eyes and creep into our minds. There are exceptions, Cindy Lee is one of them, a rare all-in lifer, flickering candle.
Maple Death Records is beyond honored to team up with Superior Viaduct in presenting Cindy Lee’s Malenkost, the first LP in a series of reissues (plus forthcoming new music) dedicated to one of our most cherished artists of the last decade. For the insiders, we can only use an analogy to describe the feeling CL’s music conveys: pull out your Swell Maps Lp’s, forget the genre, listen to the exact moment, the exact sequence when Blenheim Shots turns into Raining In My Room. Those 30 seconds, that is what we are talking about, that sensation, that abandoned bliss. Patrick Flegel aka Cindy Lee has been turning in those sequences for the best part of the last decade, from his years as singer/guitarist in Canadian cult band Women, to his brief stint as Androgynous Mind, everything has been building up to this moment. For the past 4 years Cindy Lee has been meticulously crafting her pure universe of no wave, doo-wop, noise, Matsumoto visions and psychedelic shimmer untouched and unaffected by external hands. Music so far has been released and carefully dispatched via CL’s own label and website CCQSK Enterprises, selling out as quickly as people could connect and fine-tune their souls.
Malenkost originally released on Vancouver’s Isolated Now Waves is presented on wax for the first time with the additional song A Message From The Aching Sky, a rock’n’roll number capable of channeling Velvet Underground’s Matrix tapes with the sunshine elegance of Skeeter Davis and 60s girl groups; Claim Of Vanity painstakingly sublime interplay of falsetto/baritone reveals the mesmerizing ability to link Kevin Ayers, Roy Orbison & Grace Slick. Always Lovers is an eerie, honey-sucking tearjerker from a lost Brenda Lee desert island record and album opener No Worth No Cost, is an abrasive noise melodramatic Siltbreeze submarine plunging effortlessly through evaluations about power and value assignment.
It’s up to you to decide where the mystery starts and ends, Cindy Lee will be there: she’s on stage, watching you eye to eye, lips to lips, elegance and poise, dissonance and lace, connecting on a primordial level with music that simply floats, lifts and carries any heartbreaking restless being. It’s nothing or… it’s everything.
SA 29.4 // 20H // 10€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
puschen, m:soundtrack & shameless/limitless present
the berlin debut of the new project by patrick flegel (women)
FB Event – Tickets
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