Andres Villarreal

The Inside of my Stomach @ Oberholz, Jun 24

23 June 2016

One night group show, The Inside of my Stomach is on at co-working space, cafe St. Oberholz on June 24.

Featured on the night will be work by Berlin based artists Andres Villarreal, Sara Rosengarten, Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir and Dóra Hrund Gísladóttir.

The shows announcement on Facebook (and seemingly nowhere else) comes with a short poem that zooms in and out of an interior and exterior position in relation to another person:

“Dream of my eyes and I dream of ur stomach
stroke it before we transform
in to a collaboratively designed and constructed
pile of pillows in a safe space
exchanging fluids for wisdom and good luck”

Judging by the online traces of work by the four artists, the exhibition in Berlin’s Torstraße area will carry feelings in artworks that are obscure as they are clear.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir (2015). Courtesy the artist
Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir (2015). Courtesy the artist.


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Exponential Anything @ Museum für Fotografie, Nov 26 – Jan 10

26 November 2015

The Exponential Anything group exhibition is on at Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie, opening November 26 and running to January 10, 2016.

The show is the fifth of a series from a collaborative project between the Staatliche Museen’s Kunstbibliothek and the Universität der Künste Berlin titled SEEN BY, inviting guest curators to exhibit the work of students at the UdK Berlin.

Curated by Vera Tollmann, Exponential Anything reflects on an IBM brochure from 1979 called ‘The Information Machine’ and its notion of computers. “Are the ‘intelligent machines’ we know as A.I. and robots again being assigned uncanny properties?” it asks, pre-empting the radical development of intelligent technology into the out of control ‘monsters’ of classic robot stories through the opaque mechanisms of the internet.

Exploring the complexity of virtual networks and the misguided ‘solutionism’ of Silicon Valley, participating artists Alex Chalmers/Bob van der Wal, Alice Dalgalarrondo, Petja Ivanova, BMC, Pauline Niedermayer, Harry Sanderson, Maximilian Schmoetzer, Andres Villarreal and Dan Ward aim to demystify the mechanisms leading to a destructive trajectory creating “more users, more computers – more raw materials, more electronic waste”.

See the Museum für Fotografie website for details.**

Harry Sanderson, ‘F_R (flexibledisplay)’ (2013.) Still from documentation. Video installation.
Harry Sanderson, ‘F_R (flexibledisplay)’ (2013.) Still from documentation. Video installation.

Header image: Maximilian Schmoetzer, ‘Preliminary Material for 2022’ (2015). Video Still. 

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