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
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.
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
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
FRI 17.11 – SAT 16.12 // OPENING: FRI, 17.11, 7 – 10 PM
ACUD GALLERY // EXHIBITION
MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
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Fri 08.12 20:00 // CLUB NIGHT, SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
ACUD XMAS BASH 2017 EDITION: DJ MARCELLE // KLINKHAMMER // VIDEODROME
The last dance of the year. Join us for a night with a performance of the genre-defying Dutch legend Marcelle and a live-set by Berlins Klinkhammer. We are starting the night with a special edition of videodrome bringing you a best of video selection of 2017. We would be happy to see you!
22H DJ JULIE GAYARD
23H KLINKHAMMER [LIVE]
00H DJ MARCELLE [NL/JAHMONI]
MARCELLE/ANOTHER NICE MESS
Surprise, adventure, entertainment and education: Four key words often used for describing Dutch DJ and producer Marcelle/Another Nice Mess. Using live (and in the studio) three turntables, Marcelle takes her mix talents to high heights. She is as much, or even more of, a musician as she is a DJ. She is an original, skilled mixer, with a very distinctive style of her own, avoiding most DJ-cliches and stale rules. As much inspired by avant garde art movements as fluxus and dada, the real life absurdism of Monty Python as by the wild experiments of dub, post-punk and the latest developments in electronic dance music Marcelle has always been following musical developments very closely and has a keen ear for innovative and new sounds. She strongly believes in the excitement and artfulness of creation and development. With her extensive record collection of some 20,000 vinyl and counting, Marcelle has a strong historical knowledge of past and contemporary underground music. She also produces her own music; on the German label Jahmoni she has started putting out a series of vinyl only releases. Marcelle also does weekly and monthly radio shows for various radio stations in Europe.
MTV is over. Kids do not watch music videos anymore. Its all about memes. Welcome to 2017. A year where established artists easily rolled out their well-crafted and heavily clicked videos. But also gamechanger videos from the next generation of artists on the rise appeared online. Videodrome will combine all these happenings of 2017 to a wild audio-visual voyage on Dec, 8.
FR. 8.12 // 20H // 5€
ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT + SCREENING
ACUD XMAS BASH 2017 EDITION:
DJ MARCELLE // KLINKHAMMER // VIDEODROME
the last dance of the year with genre-defying dance music and cool new videos
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Fri 08.12 21:30 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
WEEEIRDOS: KARMA SHE // R&R // LUCY X // SH SE // PS
Weeeirdos presents Karma She, a Rap/Electro pop artist from Tel-Aviv. Supported by R&R (FKA Lamb Kebab) Following live performances DJs Lucy X, SH SE, and PS will take over.
KARMA SHE [Tel-Aviv]
R&R [Switch handz/Miami]
LUCY X [Berlin]
SH SE [KOK SCHOK TLV]
is the alter ego/performative identity of artist Carmel Michaeli, an oriental witch from Tel-Aviv that produces her own broken beats, spits spells and creates psychedelic performances. Her music blends Rap, Electro-Pop and Dancehall beats with spicy global flavours and enchanting vocals. The project focuses on creating over the top pop performances that include extravagant costumes, props, set design, dance choreography and video. Along with a crew of fellow artists, dancers and athletes, our goal is to transcend every stage into an epic sensual experience. Karma She mixes symbols from different religions and origines with Hip-Hop culture to celebrate a new kind of spirituality, one that deconstructs the accepted social codes and fights for freedom, individuality, equality, feminism, creativity and divinity.,
Rachel de la Torre is a Cuban-American rapper based in Berlin working under the name R&R FKA Lamb Kebab. Her lyrics are an exploration of amorality, taboos, and sexuality with topics ranging from abuse to body positivity and sex work.
FR 8.12 // 21H30 // 8€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
KARMA SHE // R&R // LUCY X // SH SE // PS
rap/electro pop from aviv with local support
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