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 15.12 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
EXP: KRIS BAHA // THE HOLY FIX // ALICIA CARRERA // HUGO CAPABLANCA
An evening with Melbourne ebm club patriarch Kris Baha and Hugo Capablanca, resident of the legendary Rio Club Berlin.
KRIS BAHA [Cocktail d’Amore / Power Station, Australia/Berlin, live debut]
THE HOLY FIX [Future Nuggets / P-Balans, live]
HUGO CAPABLANCA [Discos Capablanca / Mutant Sounds / Space Out Records / Magic Moves, Hybrid]
… is the Melbourne club scene patriarch behind the EBM mecca weekly club night / label, Power Statio / Power Cuts. Living between Berlin and the down under dance capital, he’s infiltrating the Northern Hemisphere at an alarming rate.
THE HOLY FIX
… means Camil Dumitrescu, co-founder of the labels Future Nuggets and P-BALANS, also half of the project Delusion Men. His purpose is getting you There, bass driven, heavily dubbed and truly psyched out. Music for tormented souls and deep introspections.
Resident DJ of the legendary Rio Club Berlin, until its closing party, he managed in only 2 years to play every single hip club in the city and later around the world sharing dj booth and scenarios with the most exciting artists of the moment and some everlasting legends like Arthur Baker, Justice, Headman, Rub n Tug, MSTRKRFT, Klaxons, Joakim, WhoMadeWho… His dj sets are always different and quite unpredictable, a tastefully eclectic selection of various styles with a predilection for vintage sounds. Hugo runs his own record label, Discos Capablanca, and the first release on the label, Grackle´s “Jungle” already charted top selling positions and gained international acclaim being massively supported by key figures like Optimo and Traxx. Cosmic Dub, Tropicalia, Psychedelic sounds, Disco, Chicago House… are only a few of the elements that recombined influence and conform the Capablanca records sound, all wrapped up with a Teutonic motorik twist.
FR 15.12 // 22H // 8€
ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
KRIS BAHA // THE HOLY FIX // ALICIA CARRERA // HUGO CAPABLANCA
an evening with two ebm/industrial allstars
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