Tiril Hasselknippe

An overflowing emptiness: Documenting Swimming Pool’s States of Flux

9 February 2017

The States of Flux  four-part exhibition hosted by Sofia’s Swimming Pool, ran from August 27 until October 16, 2016, where the press release asked you to:

Martin Kohout, States of Flux: After The Splash, ‘Wrong Step’, (2013). Inljet print on reflexive foil, dibond. Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Swimming Pool, Sofia.

Imagine an empty pool. Then imagine smashing everything into it – a totality that eventually overflows the centre, the periphery, the whole thing.

Curated by Viktoria Draganova and Gergana Todorova, the roaming show included work by Florian Auer, Max Brand, Sebastian Burger, Stanimir Genov, Tiril Hasselknippe, Martin Kohout, Hanne Lippard, Luci Lippard, Michele Di Menna, Shana Moulton, Pakui Hardware, Kalina Terzieva, Tore Wallert, Anna Zacharoff and Dardan Zhegrova.

The events took place at various locations in “semi-public places [that formed] the spine of an imaginary geography of flux”:

The Sunniest Beach was a weekend of interventions (from August 27 to 28, 2016) at a hotel in the tourist resort Sunny Beach on the Black Sea where “we face a capitalism of excess, manifested by booze and trinketization.” Flowing with money, bodies, things and thoughts, reality “wobbles in desire and exhaustion until it finds itself stifled in an odd surface.”

Luci Lippard, ‘States of Flux: The Token’ (2013). Performance documentation in Frankfurt, Waschsalon. Courtesy the artist + Swimming Pool, Sofia.

After the Splash on the rooftop of Sofia’s Swimming Pool (September 2 to October 16, 216) presented an exhibition both romantic and dystopian, “immersed in a world haunted by the unruly effects of repressed selves.”

The Sanguine was a walk through a forest and to a hot spring near Zheleznitsa (on September 3, 2016) in an attempt to share thoughts “of pleasure and relaxation.”

The Token was a one-day intervention (on October 6, 2016) that took place in a Frankfurt self-service laundromat that asked “with such fictions governing our reality, how can we claim our vulnerable presence?”

Texts by Ed FornielesViktoria Draganova and Rosa Aiello were published alongside on Swimming Pool’s webpage.**
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‘A Mystical Staircase’ online @ 63rd-77th STEPS, Jun 25

27 June 2016

The A Mystical Staircase group exhibition was launched online on June 25, with a public presentation to happen at Museo Villa Croce on July 8.

Curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in collaboration with Bari’s artist-run space 63rd-77th STEPS, A Mystical Staircase is an exhibition with 22 artists in the form of an online tarot deck.

The project takes its name from an ancient allegory describing the ascension to Knowledge, as it continues the quest for the “spiritual dimensions of data consumption”. Curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi started in organising The Internet Saga with Jonas Mekas, which (below) featured a phone call by Amalia Ulman.

Artists involved in A Mystical Staircase will “share a vision with you” upon formulating a question and picking a ‘card’. These visionaries include Sarah Abu Abdallah, Kareem Lotfy, Fabio Santacroce, Tiril Hasselknippe, Institute for New Feeling and Eva Papamargariti.

Interestingly, the project also alludes to the rotations of our point of view on moving images, what the press release describes as a “silent revolution which is happening on our devices. The possibility of writing a new vertical cinema”.

See the Museo Villa Croce website for details.**









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A Form is a Social Gatherer @ Plymouth Rock, Feb 21 – Mar 29

19 February 2015

Artist-run Zurich space Plymouth Rock is hosting their latest group exhibition, titled A Form is a Social Gatherer, and running from February 21 to March 29.

The show is a massive one, with over 40 artists participating. Some of the ones listed include Alex Mackin Dolan known for his ‘archival inkjet on canvas’ works, as well as installation artists Adam Cruces and Tiril Hasselknippe, Swedish multimedia artist Ilja Karilampi, and Austrian video installation artist Philipp Timischl.

By way of press release, Plymouth Rock simply released this quote by Greek poet Constantine Cavafy:

And if you can’t shape your life the way you want,
at least try as much as you can
not to degrade it
by too much contact with the world,
by too much activity and talk.

Try not to degrade it by dragging it along,
taking it around and exposing it so often
to the daily silliness
of social events and parties,
until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Tiril Hasselknippe @ Evelyn Yard, Dec 17 – Jan 23

16 December 2014

London’s Evelyn Yard wraps up the year with a new exhibition by Tiril Hasselknippe titled Sophanes and running from December 17 to January 23.

The opening brings a performance work by artist Jesse Darling  and reading by Harry Burke, the editor behind I Love Roses anthology and the author of the newly released book, City of God, which we will be reviewing shortly.

As far as a description of either the exhibition itself or the opening’s performance and reading, Evelyn Yard only offers a string of cliché phrases and random-seeming words that has become something of a staple with London galleries.

“Tug of war.” “Into the abyss.” “So stark. You scamp.” They don’t reveal much, but the show’s single released image shows sand gradients and the echoes of an ‘organic’ installations that seem in line with some of Tiril’s previous work.

See the FB event page for details. **

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One step ahead moving backwards @ LEAP, Oct 31 – Nov 22

31 October 2014

Berlin’s LEAP (or Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance) welcomes a brand-new group show, titled One step ahead moving backwards, opening October 31 and running until November 22.

The exhibition concept came out of a written conversation between Elisa R. Linn, Lennart Wolff and Hicham Khalidi, then curated into a show by Linn and Wolff, who together founded the non-profit curatorial project km temporaer.

The exhibition features 12 different artists and collaborations – including Kerstin Brätsch together with Debo Eilers, Luca PozziAdriana Ramić, and Tiril Hasselknippe – and November 14 also brings a performance by contributing artists Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, while the finissage will feature a musical performance by Mariechen Danz.

See the exhibition FB page for details. **

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