EVENTS CALENDAR

    FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT

    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.
     
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    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

    Wed 10.05 21:00 // OPENING, FESTIVAL // ACUD STUDIO
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

    ACUD MACHT NEU invites you in for art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction on the first two nights of the festival. After the opening stampede through the Character Walk exhibitions on Wednesday, hook up with familiar faces, make new friends and get into character to the sounds of Deadbeat, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats. Come early and secure yourself a seat in the second-floor cinema to time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion from previous years, compiled in a special Pictoplasma screening.
     
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    ‘CHARACTER UPLOAD’
     
    The annual Pictoplasma Festival showcases the latest trends in character design and art, and in its 13th edition embraces full immersion. This years focus is on artists and designers exploring the role of character design within the aesthetic conventions of gaming, virtual, and augmented reality, testing the ability of their figurative creations to push genre boundaries and challenge our grasp on the real.The theme Character Upload reflects on an understanding of cultural production in the age of extreme viral circulation and ‘Internet Everywhereonce released, the characters act as autonomous agents, move freely across media and link themselves to other artifacts beyond control.
     
    Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz hosts a conference and animation film programs, and 12 galleries showcase exhibitions by 17 artists. After the opening stampede through this gallery tour, the festival kicks off on Wednesday, May 10th at 21h with a meet n greet at ACUD MACHT NEU, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats by Deadbeat. Upstairs at ACUD Kino, one can embark on a time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion screening from previous years.
     
    On Thursday night, ACUD hosts character-driven art happenings by all festival artists, a live concert by animation star Sophie Koko Gates music project ‘John Daker,’ a mix of tropical bass music by Daniel Haaksman, plus a screening of animated GIFs curated by the Incredible Short Film Festival.
     
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    MI 10.5 // 21H
    ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+KINO //
    FESTIVAL OPENING
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT
    KINO 21H Best of Characters in Motion 2014-2016 Remastered
    art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction
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