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    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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    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE

    Tue 23.05 19:30 // SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE

    Cut-ups, analog tape loops, celluloid and fire. W.S. Burroughs and Kurt Kren. Performance art and direct animation. These are all part of the experimental films of Marian Wallace.
     
    In the 1970s, before todays global Noise-Music bands and festivals, a few avant-garde artists and groups began using the cut-up, sampling, subliminals, noise, musique concrète, films and video and more to provide immersive Black Humor concert experiences; documented in RE/Searchs Industrial Culture Handbook. Marian Wallaces Artists of the Industrial Scene starts with an introduction by V. Vale and includes interviews with Mark Pauline (SRL), Johanna Went (Performance Artist), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV), Jerry Casale (DEVO) and other ground-breaking punk/industrial/performance musicians and artists. This short-feature (51 min) is surrounded by experimental films from then and now, which utilize physical celluloid-altering, unorthodox analog audio techniques, offbeat narrative, and documentation of interesting and unique events and places.
     
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    PROGRAMM
     
    Marian Wallace and V. Vale (founder of Search & Destroy and RE/Search) will appear in person for a Q&A at the end of the program.
     
    RE/Search books and zines will be on sale on the night.
     
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    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.
     
    The series is organized by Fiona McGovern.
     
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    DI 23.5 // 19H30 // 3-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE
    a screening series dedicated to the interrelation of sound and moving images
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