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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Fri 26.05 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
LIEF HALL // PICTORIAL CANDI
Vancouver based artist and musician Lief Hall is back to Berlin to present her latest works at ACUD. Friday she will play music from her latest record in the Club. Support comes from Warsaw based songstress Pictorial Candi. Saturday she will be joining the launch of Kapsel to present her latest lecture performance project about technology and the human self.
LIEF HALL [live]
PICTORIAL CANDI [live]
NO FEAR OF POP [DJ]
Presented by NFOP and Cartouche.
… is an artist and musician living in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and was previously one half of the electronic music duo MYTHS who toured with Grimes in 2012. Halls solo music integrates elements experimental electronic music production, improvisation, vocal harmony and extended voice to create a unique vision of dark electronic pop.
As an interdisciplinary artist Lief Halls works integrate music, dance, media arts and performance. Her works often explore themes of nature, technology and the body in relation to mythology, identity and popular culture. Since completing her Bachelor in Media Arts form Emily Carr University, Hall has shown and performed her work internationally, and is currently doing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University.
Warsaw based “Pictorial Candi is the pseudonym of off-kilter Argentinian songstress Candelaria Saenz Valiente and her debut solo LP, Eat Your Coney Island […] is as bewildering as it is brilliant and, to contextualise that comment, its fucking sensational. (Dots&dashes). Her second album DRINK is a bottle of fizzy beverage done diy: a cohesive sounding psychedelic punk-pop to dirty techno. // Homepage
FR 26.5 // 20H // 6€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
nfop and cartouche present
LIEF HALL // PICTORIAL CANDI // NFOP DJ
dark pop from canada
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Fri 26.05 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD STUDIO
THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE: DJ XTOF // DJJ
Bouncy bass-lines & beats from Kingston, the Bronx, Funkytown, Lagos, Xberg and (especially) beyond.
FR 26.5 // 21H // FREE
ACUD STUDIO // PARTY
THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE:
DJ XTOF // DJJ
bouncy bass-lines & beats from kingston, the bronx, funkytown, lagos, xberg and (especially) beyond
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