EVENTS CALENDAR

    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
     
    LINE-UP
     
    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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    SIE VERLASSEN JETZT DEN KÜNSTLERISCHEN SEKTOR  ODER: DER TREND DER NÜTZLICHKEIT

    Fri 24.11 16:00 // READING, DISCUSSION // ACUD STUDIO
    SIE VERLASSEN JETZT DEN KÜNSTLERISCHEN SEKTOR ODER: DER TREND DER NÜTZLICHKEIT

    Kunst besitzt transformatorisches Potential – diese „Ästhetik der Verursachung“ (Diederichsen) trifft heute ganz allgemein die Stimmung und Erwartung gegenüber den Künsten und ihren Akteuren. Die Podiumsdiskussion thematisiert den Trend zur Nützlichkeit aus der Perspektive der unterschiedlichen Disziplinen.
     
    PANEL AB 16H MIT
     
    ALICE CREISCHER [Künstlerin, Berlin]
    MARIA-SIBYLLA LOTTER [Philosophin, Universität Bochum]
    MICHAEL LÜTHY [Kunsthistoriker, Universität Weimar]
    HANS-PETER MÜLLER [Soziologe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin]
     
    MODERATION
     
    SÉVERINE MARGUIN, HEIMO LATTNER [a+f]
     
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    AB 19H
     
    Ibid.#6 Wildwuchs. Berlin 1990–1996
    Szenische Lesungen aus politischen Dokumenten der Berliner Stadt- und Kulturpolitik
     
    MIT
     
    NINA KRONJÄGER, NIKOLA DURIC, FRANZ CLAUS
     
    Im Rahmen des UdK- Einsteinprojekts “Autonomie und Funktionalisierung”.
    www.udk-berlin.de/autonomie-und-funktionalisierung
     
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    YOU NOW LEAVE THE ARTISTIC SECTOR
    OR: THE TREND OF USEFULNESS
     
    about the usefulness of art from the perspective of different academic disciplines
     
    4 pm Panel discussion
     
    7pm Scenic readings from political documents of Berlin’s urban and cultural policy

     
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    FR 24.11 // 16H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // DISCUSSION + READING
    UdK presents
    SIE VERLASSEN JETZT DEN KÜNSTLERISCHEN SEKTOR
    ODER: DER TREND DER NÜTZLICHKEIT
    über den trend zur nützlichkeit aus der perspektive der unterschiedlichen disziplinen
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    DOG DAYS: CICCONE // A.D. MANA // NONE // BORDER MENACE

    Fri 24.11 21:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    DOG DAYS: CICCONE // A.D. MANA // NONE // BORDER MENACE

    Dog Days collective present a night of darker electronics, post-punk and coldwave tinged synth sounds from various live acts and DJs.
     
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    CICCONE [Shoegaze, Experimental, Techno / ES]
    A.D. MANA [Coldwave, Synth Pop, Post-Punk / UK]
    NONE [Coldwave, Darkwave, Postpunk / GER]
    BORDER MENACE [Experimental, Noise, Electronic / AU]
     
    DJ
     
    KAMPOW [JP]
    POLO ESPORTE [BRA]
     
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    CICCONE
    … is the personal project of Diego Delgado; a graphic designer and videographer based in Berlin. Accompanied by 16mm video projections, the live project is a semi-improvised journey through his musical influences, touching on ambient, noise, shoegaze , motorik rhythms and experimental techno.
     

     
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    A.D. MANA
    … channels songs of desire, futurism and understated emotion. His music utilizes visceral pulsing rhythm boxes laced with icy guitar tones, mutated synths, field recordings and sparse abstracted lyrics. The Sally Dige directed video for ‘Take Hold’, was followed by the release of his debut EP through Sentimental Records. He is soon to release a full length LP produced with Alex Akers of FORCES.
     

     
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    NONE
    … is the solo project of Anna Nin, started in early 2017. The first official album‚ ‘Vacuum’ was released by Black Verb Records in June, followed by ‘Feather’ through the UK based label Death of a Factor, both on cassette. Anna has also self-released various material. “Frightening and cold. With resounding vocals and majestic synths…]‘‘ (repartiseraren.se)
     

     
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    BORDER MENACE
    … is Alex Lee of Melbourne (Repairs, Subterranean Rain, Heavy Birthday), currently based in Berlin. Border Menace can be described as a deadly slow mope along a polluted red horizon line, palpable discontent at the impending digital surveillance age apocalypse beckoning just beneath. First EP was released in early 2016 and a second EP is out now on Australian DIY label Chemical Imbalance.
     

     
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    FR 24.11 // 21H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    DOG DAYS:
    CICCONE // A.D. MANA // NONE // BORDER MENACE
    a night of darker electronics, post-punk and coldwave tinged synth sounds
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