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 06.05 16:00 // FESTIVAL // ACUD CLUB
RUDE FESTIVAL 2017
RUDE FESTIVAL is a one day allround fun event, including awsome workshops, installations, musicians and people in general. We focus on new ways of communication without words, stereotypes, or any language & nonesense. Let’s overcome the old! Our mission is to bring back affordable shows, dig out unique artists and to get people from different scenes and places together in one spot. Welcome to the future. // Homepage
… is a nickname of electronic musician/DJ coming all the way from Minsk, Belarus for Rude Festival. He started making music in 2006. Since then he made a lot of solo tracks and collaborations moving between such genres as bass, beats, juke, dubstep, etc. His debut EP Urnite was released on Slugabeds label Activia Benz.
Known for producing outstanding artists, such as Zugezogen Maskulin, Casper & more, Silkersoft been extremely active under the radar, featuring his solo music on London based Label Activia Benz, Weird Kids Compilations, remixing great Friends like “Henrik the Artist” & working on scoring independent video games like “Accounting” (by that Rick & Morty Dude!) meet Silkersoft.
… is Berlin based producer and digital fun pal. With equal footing in Hip Hop, Electronic, and Pop, his work bridges countless genres like Grime, Skweee, Bass, Footwork, Jazz & Soul. Sounds collide and blend into a distinctive kaleidoscope, striking a balance between joyful, intricate compositions & bold, colorful melodies.
90s RnB, thumping kicks, gritty snares and a roaring club. Those are the key elements that Ticklish released with his long anticipated Romantic Footwork EP on german high-profile label Live From Earth including a feature by Austrian man of the hour Yung Hurn. He creates atmospheric love songs with the right touch of energy, that work equally well in the bedroom as in the club.
… lets you compose the sounds of the world around you into a unique sound creation. Whether you are a professional producer or curious noisemaker, you can use the modular automat tookit to use your environment to create. The simple plug and play design creates a malleable toolkit thats simple to set up and offers endless possibilities. // Homepage
SA 6.5 // 16H
ACUD CLUB // FESTIVAL
RUDE FESTIVAL 2017:
DEECH // SILKERSOFT // HEIMER // TICKLISH
new ways of communication without words, stereotypes, or any language & nonesense. let’s overcome the old!
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