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    MATTI SUMARI - CEMENTA & TOYOTA

    Fri 17.11 18:00 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALLERY
    MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA

    OPENING: FRI, 17th November 2017, 7 – 10 PM
    EXHIBITION: 17th November – 16th December 2017
    OPENING HOURS: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
     
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    Cementa and Toyota are two sculpted sisters located in the industrial landscape of the Malmö harbor. They reside at the waters edge on the last strip of public land amidst a large depot of imported cars and a colossal cement silo. These two site-specific sculptures, one cast in concrete— the other moulded in HDPE plastic from the area, contemplate on their situation, vaguely aware of the synthetic, artificial nature of themselves and their surroundings.
     
    In the exhibition at ACUD gallery a film about these two sister sculptures will be shown alongside the works themselves, Drifter, Biofoul and Residuals / Age of Shiny.
     
    Drifter – which also serves as a bench for watching the film – is made of concrete and a car shock absorber, Residuals / Age of Shiny are the residues – or mutant sisters – of the creation process of Cementa and Toyota and Biofoul consists of a stack of vegetable crates filled with apples for the audience. What unifies all these sculptures is that their material was found on site – an artificial stretch of land built out of rubble and contaminated waste in Malmö harbor.
     
    The two sisters remind us of carved figureheads used as guardian spirits at the prow of old sailing ship, but their positioning on the waterfront seemingly also mocks the romanticism of the little mermaid – the famous tourist attraction positioned on the other side of the Oresund in Copenhagen.
     
    Toyota and Cementa are the last in a line of Matti Sumaris humoristic-melancholic quest to come to terms with a mankind which is constantly alienating itself more and more from its surroundings and leaving behind nothing but waste.
     
    In past exhibitions such as(The Logic of) Instruments For Cycles Through A Hunter-Gatherer-Gardener Matti Sumari applied a techno-archaic logic to build out of discarded bicycles found in Umea-river a mobile quick composter to compost organic garbage and grow on it flax for oil and mattresses, he reuses now with Cementa and Toyota the debris of the industrial landscape to imagine a futuristic trash-animism, both times applying premodern mindsets to the man-made and controlled environment of today.
     
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    Organized by Johannes Braun
     
    Cementa & Toyota – A Fable of Two Sisters, 2016. HD video, 08.51min. Drifter, plaster, 2017. plastic shock absorber, wood
     
    Biofoul, 2017. plastic, apples from Mellersta Hamnen
    Residuals / Age of Shiny, 2016-2017. concrete, plastic, brass, stone
     
    Matti Sumari
    Born 1987 in Helsinki, Finland
    Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden
    Artist and coordinator at the artist-run exhibition space Alta Art Space in Malmö, Sweden
     
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    FRI 17.11 – SAT 16.12 // OPENING: FRI, 17.11, 7 – 10 PM
    ACUD GALLERY // EXHIBITION
    MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
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    SKY WALKING: SOLLMANN & GÜRTLER // FIONA MCGOVERN // SKY WALKING DJ TEAM

    Thu 23.11 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    SKY WALKING: SOLLMANN & GÜRTLER // FIONA MCGOVERN // SKY WALKING DJ TEAM

    PHILLIP SOLLMANN, also known as EFDEMIN, and the multi-instrumentalist JOHN GÜRTLER present their debut live act in Berlin due to the release of “GEGEN DIE ZEIT” on SKY WALKING Records. FIONA MCGOVERN, who is best known for her SOUNDING IMAGES series at Acud and curated the GELBE MUSIK exhibitions in Berlin and NYC in 2016, will spin some Obscure Music with the SKY WALKING DJ TEAM (Lawrence, RVDS, Christian Naujoks)
     
    LINE-UP
     
    SOLLMANN & GÜRTLER
    FIONA MCGOVERN
    SKY WALKING DJ TEAM [aka LAWRENCE, RVDS, CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SOLLMANN & GÜRTLER
    PHILLIP SOLLMANN, also known as EFDEMIN, currently worked on his MONOPHONIE project for VOLKSBÜHNE and RUHRTRIIIENNALE 2017 including the HARRY PARTCH instruments. Further on he collaborated on a modular church organ system with KONRAD SPRENGER. The multi instrumentalist JOHN GÜRTLER is part of the collective PARADOX PARADISE. He is mainly a film musician and composer, who won multiple awards for his scores.
     

     
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    FIONA MCGOVERN
    … is hosting SOUNDING IMAGES at ACUD MACHT NEU. The series of screenings and talks focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. With URSULA BLOCK from the BROKEN MUSIC ARCHIVE she recently curated two shows on legendary GELBE MUSIK in Berlin and New York City.
     
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    SKY WALKING DJ TEAM
    SKY WALKING was originally founded by LAWRENCE, RVDS, CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS at the GOLDEN PUDEL CLUB in Hamburg. What started as a night of obscure, contemporary and spontaneous music, turned into a improvisation band and a music label.
     
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    23.11 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    SKY WALKING:
    SOLLMANN & GÜRTLER // FIONA MCGOVERN // SKY WALKING DJ TEAM
    the live debut of the new collaboration of philipp sollmann aka efdemin and multi-instrumentalist john gürtler
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    KALI MALONE // JOSEF GAARD // ENTERTAINMENT

    Thu 23.11 21:00 // CONCERT // ACUD STUDIO
    KALI MALONE // JOSEF GAARD // ENTERTAINMENT

    Stockholm based experimental musician returns to Berlin after her “Upper Glossa” project debuted at Berlin Atonal 2016. Presented by Total Black
     
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    KALI MALONE [XKatedral, Total Black]
    JOSEF GAARD [Total Black]
    ENTERTAINMENT [Total Black]
    +TBA
     
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    DO 23.11 // 21H // 10€
    ACUD STUDIO // CONCERT
    total black presents
    KALI MALONE // JOSEF GAARD // ENTERTAINMENT
    the stockholm based experimental musician returns to berlin
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