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    FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT

    Sat 29.04 19:00 // EXHIBITION, EXHIBITION OPENING // 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: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
     
    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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    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    Wed 03.05 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    An ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
     
    Including the influential 1943 Maya Deren film, ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’.
     
    A house of women relive age-old tales of love, loss and rage / A ghostly choreography of domestic objects, bathed in pastel screensaver lights / In the aftermath of a face transplant, a patient comes to terms with being more-than-one / A woman of priviledge feels her walls closing in / A knife cuts through the psychological and the domestic, in dream-like states
     
    Including films from the brilliant:
     
    MAYA DEREN
    JANICZA BRAVO
    ERIN VASSILOPOULOS
    BENJAMIN RAMIREZ PEREZ
    THEO ADAMS COMPANY
     
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    Originally curated by LUNAR for the Arctic Moving-Image and Film Festival.
     
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    MI 3.5 // 19H30 // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER
    an ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
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