In a busy night of interrelated openings and events during Berlin Art Week, nebulous online/offline art project V4ULT is launching a publication, a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave, at Berlin project space Center on the afternoon of September 20.
Opening with performances and readings by V4ULT, along with Susan Ploetz (aka Pashly) and Julia Zange, between 3pm and 4pm, the publication carries on the project’s concerns with virtual and ‘real’ platforms that already exist (or existed) across an online exhibition space and a temporary location in Kreuzberg, where they last held their Breathing Kevlar, Perforated Skin show last year.
Designed and edited by v4ult, published by Nero and featuring new texts artists, writers, designers, architects, theorists, Harry Burke, Lucy Chinen, Jesse Darling, Jenna Sutela, Rasmus Svensson, Benjamin Bratton, Martti Kalliala and Elvia Wilk (who also edited the texts), a gesture waves us on… explores where “an entity interacts with its context” and proposes that the interface “can alter the way we observe and behave in our surroundings, and suggests ways to design more responsive environments”.
As a project run by Anna Mikkola and Hanna Nilsson, the latter of whom is also behind online “information bank” Waves of Direction, the publication appears as part of a rising swell of ideas and experiences culminating at spatial relations and how they effect the constant “move back and forth between the viewer and the artworks”.
See the Facebook event page for details.**