From 18.05.to 24.05.2023
For the long-running project for which we already went to the Kulturbahnhof residency in Brandenburg, and for which we have been invited for an artist residency at The Frans Masereel Centrum later this year, Barbara and I now dive into the archives.
Between 18 and 25 May, we may browse through very old books at the Embassy of the Free Mind. To find more substantive, theoretical and visual knowledge for our artistic project.
The Library of Hermetic Philosophy is the library collection of the Embassy of the Free Mind. The collection comprises more than 28,000 books, including about 2,300 ancient books and three hundred manuscripts from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; rare, often beautifully illustrated works.
The Ritman Research Institute is dedicated to studying the history of hermetic streams of thought. Named for the founder of the library, Joost R. Ritman, the Ritman Research Institute is dedicated to studying the history of hermetic streams of thought, especially those in which the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica has strong holdings: hermetica, mysticism, Christian theosophy, heterodoxy, alchemy, Rosicrucians, Freemasonry, Jewish and Christian Kabbala, comparative religion and Western Esotericism.
Barbara and I previously had a small glimpse of this special collection. We cannot wait for all the stories and images we will see and discover there.
From 01.12. until 12.12.2023
We have been invited for a residency period at The Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium.
The Frans Masereel Centrum is a center for contemporary art, combining an artist-oriented exhibition and production schedule with an international residency program for artists and critics, often with a specific focus on printed matter-at-large.
Barbara and I sent in a proposal following their open call for their collective residency and, to our delight, we were invited for this December.
We will continue to work there on the long-term project we are working on. A project that has to do with the beginning and the end, with continuity, with artists’ books and mythology, with movement and flow. We will tell more about it soon.
From 16.02. until 16.03.2023 @ KuBa: Kulturbahnhof!!!
Part of the Exhibition Echo in the context of the music festival Schlossmediale Schloss Werdenberg, Switzerland
[a]https://schlossmediale.ch/programm/ausstellung-echo[-a-]Echo @ Schloss Werdenberg, Schlossweg, 9470 Werdenberg, Schweiz, Opening 3rd of June 2022, 8.00pm, Exhibition 4th until the 12th of June 2022
Concert to Salvatore Sciarrino's score in the context of the music festival Schlossmediale Schloss Werdenberg, Switzerland
“The gods have died, and we no longer believe in magic. Yet we still recognize a certain mysterious solitude. Led by the wind, we can find something that links all these places, however diverse. A secret sign, one ideal for the theater: space manifesting itself in a pure state. And the visitor discovers a condition that is primary, contradictory, frightening. The loss of human dimensions.”
Salvatore Sciarrino, introduction to La Perfezione Di Uno Spirito Sottile, Ricordi, 1984 (translated by Paul Griffiths)
A lament for a “non-optimistic nature…and our human vocation to self-destruction”, Salvatore Sciarrino calls his ~45 minute work La perfezione di uno spirito sottile (Perfection of a subtle spirit) a musical ritual, suggesting it be performed outside, “…in the vicinity of precipices, cliffs, strange rock formations, or boundless upland plains.” As a starting point, artist Uta Neumann selected Lausitz – one of Germany’s largest open pit brown coal mining regions, lying 150 km from Berlin – as a speculative site for this ritual to unfold. Here, one can witness on a vast scale, man’s role as a geomorphological agent in the natural landscape, and in turn, nature’s weathering and reclaiming of these colossal artificial forms. A choreography of large-format video projection, photographic light boxes and quadraphonic field recordings echo this mountainous moonscape and suggest potential ritualistic objects. Nested in this space, the flute’s barely audible wind, whistling and moaning sounds – grow to melodic fragments and animalistic growls and screams. Over time, the soprano’s dual persona emerges, questioning the origin of things and telling of burning with thirst and dying.
With Olivia Stahn (soprano), Rebecca Lane(flute), Vanessa Porter (bells), Adam Asnan (sound design) and Uta Neumann (video & photography)
Concert-Concept: Rebecca Lane & Uta Neumann
Installation: Uta Neumann
OPENING: Saturday, 30. November 2019, 5-8 pm
Exhibitionperiod until 1. of February 2020
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concert-installation to Salvatore Sciarrino's score
a collaboration with Olivia Stahn, Rebecca Lane, Brigitte Haas und Adam Asnan
> Infektion!, Staatsoper Berlin, 14.07.2018, 20:00 Uhr
Neue Werkstatt/Alter Orchesterprobensaal
> Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg, 08.09.2018
1. Exhibition of the series "to pool"
Anne-Katrin Ahrens, Gerta Fietzek-Kröll, Lisa Herfeldt, Uta Neumann, Tula Plumi, Anna-Lena Wenzel
opening 15.06.2018, 7 – 9 h
Roedernallee 200-204, 13407 Berlin
26. Mai - 17. Juni
Uta Neumann, Fotografie, Hanz Vaga, Druck
Ausstellungseröffnung: 26. Mai von 12 bis 20 Uhr
Galerie „Löwen.haus“, Gerswalde (Uckermark), Dorfmitte 11
"In den seriellen Studien der beiden KünstlerInnen paaren sich elementarste Formen der Natur mit einem überraschenden Variantenreichtum der durch die verwendeten Gestaltungstechniken des Druckes bzw. der Fotografie gleichzeitig verstärkt und abstrahiert, und dadurch stilisiert wird."
Offene Ateliers//Neuköllner Produktionen 2017
14. 1. - 15. 7. 2017
Langsam und ruhig entfalten sich Schichten von Bildern und Texten, wie Teile einer abgelegten Hülle.
Diese Teile ergeben als Ganzes eine Partitur für ein Stück, das von Fülle und Verlust und vom Ausloten der Identitäten erzählt.
Beim Erschauen und Hören entblättert sich der Zusammenhang als Spur einer Transformation.
Sa & So jeweils 15 bis 20 Uhr