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    NAAMA ARAD

    Fri 15.09 19:00 // OPENING // GALLERY
    NAAMA ARAD

    NAAMA ARAD, FULL FRONTAL
     
    OPENING: FRI, 15. SEPTEMBER 2017, 7 – 10 PM
    EXHIBITION: 15. SEPTEMBER – 22. OCTOBER 2017
    OPENING HOURS: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
     
    Curated by Elodie Evers
     
    Image: Naama Arad, Handle with Care, 2016
    Courtesy of Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv
     
    Followed by an After Party with KOW & Capitain Petzel:
    http://bit.ly/2wFQ9Hc
     

     
    And later, in an empty room, lying prostrate… a low thrum… a rising brume…
     
    The two axes of language carries you along; an imaginary line about which a body rotates.
     
    Merge one body into another, time functioning as a spindle.
     
    When you hear the static crackling, you remember a distant ringing, a game of musical chairs, the shape of your mother’s body at dusk—or was it your father?
     
    Traipse across overdetermined points until they cohere into a single vibrating position.
     
    As you turn, you see yourself: shadow on surface. In a moment of revelation/identity, you recognize yourself in this external negation, your displacement as form.
     

     
    Naama Arad (born 1985 in Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has exhibited throughout Europe and America. This is her first solo exhibition in Germany. She received her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2010, and a Masters from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 2014.
     
    Arad has previously shown at: Artport Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv; 83 Pitt Street, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; nGbK, Berlin; Julius Caesar, Chicago and Sector 2337, Chicago. Upcoming solo shows include Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund and kim?, Riga.
     
     
    With kind support by
     
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL

    Tue 19.09 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL

    Free jazz is frenetic, hypnotic, disorienting. At its very inception in the 1960s, it was a rallying cry for self-actualization and emancipation, not just from traditional cultural values and aesthetics, but from a repressive, racist and sexist social hierarchy. Although most closely associated with the burgeoning Afrocentric and Afrofuturist cultural arms of the US civil rights movement, the radical sounds and attitudes of the so-called New Thing would come to resonate far beyond its original context.
     
    In this installment of Sounding Images, New York Eye and Ear Control by Canadian film-maker Michael Snow will be screened in 16mm original, with an introduction by Zoë Harris, looking at avant-garde jazz in the 1960s and 70s and its representation in film, with special interest in the use of improvisation and deconstruction as radical formal and political operations in audio and/or visual practice.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    “New York Eye and Ear Control is ‘about’ what this is about. It was very carefully, I might say, (to get your sympathy) painfully composed. This could be
    as arbitrary
    as something
    found or bought
    or something
    done while high or done by someone else.” (Michael Snow)
     
    Michael Snow is a Canadian filmmaker, artist, and musician, considered one of the pioneers of North American experimental cinema and structuralist film in the 1960s. He is perhaps most celebrated for his works Wavelength (1967) and La région centrale (1971). But Snow’s commitment to an expanded artistic practice is best illustrated by New York Eye and Ear Control (1964), a film featuring a two-dimensional cutout feminine silhouette navigating “real” 3-D environments. Its soundtrack widely considered to be one of the seminal free jazz recordings. Snow had been active in the avant-garde jazz scene, primarily as a pianist, and the ensemble he initiated for the film is a veritable who’s who of luminaries: Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Sunny Murray, Gary Peacock, Roswell Rudd, and John Tchicai. Even the “Walking Woman” figure featured on film is based on the likeness of another friend, jazz pianist Carla Bley.
     
    New York Eye and Ear Control
    1964, 34 min, 16 mm
     
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    ZOË HARRIS
    … (b. 1991, New York) is a Berlin-based freelance writer, editor, and archivist.
     
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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.
 
SOUNDING IMAGES is organized by Fiona McGovern. // Homepage
     
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    Foto: Courtesy of Michael Snow and LUX, London.
     
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    DI 19.9 // 19H30 // 4-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL
    free jazz on film with zoë harris
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    BERLIN CURRENT: PERERA ELSEWHERE // MECHATOK // LINNÉA

    Tue 19.09 21:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    BERLIN CURRENT: PERERA ELSEWHERE // MECHATOK // LINNÉA

    The Berlin Current night brings together a kaleidoscopic array of adventurous Berlin sound, showcasing the imaginary. avant-garde folk of Perera Elsewhere, the fragile yet blissful pop/club hybrids of Mechatok, who will present his first ever live set, and the free roaming DJing of Linnéa.
     
    FREE ENTRY!
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    PERERA ELSEWHERE [live]
     

     
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    MECHATOK [live]
     

     
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    LINNÉA [DJ]
     

     
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    ABOUT
     
    Since 2013 CTM Festival’s Berlin Current initiative puts an ear to the city’s growing diversity of sound and showcases the next generation of adventurous musicians and producers at the intersections of leftfield pop, new hybrid club styles and experimental electronica. Evolving without attachment to notions of fixed geographical identity, the initiative supports a fluctuating group of Berlin-based musicians through commissions, gigs and showcases in Berlin and abroad in order to nurture a fluid panoply of musical voices in Berlin.
     
    Be they new to the city or longtime residents, these diverse musicians all contribute to moments in time in a city in flux. This Berlin Current night at ACUD MACHT NEU, a collective art space that also hosts CTM’s office, brings together a kaleidoscopic array of adventurous Berlin sound, showcasing the imaginary. avant-garde folk of Perera Elsewhere, the fragile yet blissful pop/club hybrids of Mechatok, who will present his first ever live set, and the free roaming DJing of Linnéa.
     
    The event is organised within the context of a group of visiting music professionals, invited to Berlin by Initiative Musik. Artists and the general public alike are invited to join, meet the delegates, and enjoy the programme.
     
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    DI 19.9 // 21H // FREE
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    berlin current x ctm present
    PERERA ELSEWHERE // MECHATOK // LINNÉA
    kaleidoscopic array of adventurous berlin sound
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