Event

Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors

Exhibition
Gallery 9–10pm
  • Regular FREE

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Exploring humanity’s evolving and expanding notions of individuality.

 

Please join us for the opening receptipon on 6/4 from 6-9pm. Free wine and beer will be available and curator Leo Kuelbs will be in attendance.

Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg 
 
“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” is a new, multi-artist video and sound art show exploring humanity’s evolving and expanding notions of individuality.  Taking the Buddhist idea of  “Dependent Origination,” which states that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes  and conditions, as a starting point, “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” considers the dawning realization that consciousness has no borders and that we all exist, to some degree, within everyone else in the world, and possibly beyond.  
 
The dynamic nature of the circuits of communication between multiple objects and infinite reflections — the stuff of the communal fabric itself — are another aspect illuminated by “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors.”
 
Six artists working in video/time-based media will create the visual aspects of the show, while a singular soundtrack created by Alexander Hacke will loop independently on opening night only. The sound expands the single video works and vice versa each autonomous visual changes the perception of the sound. The inner structure of the show represents the idea. 
 
After watching one art piece the sound changes its nature in the observer. Afterwards the perception is different at the next art work. The interdependence of several visual works and one sound effectively create a show that is never the same, every showing, every moment. 
 
Mirroring implicates reflection in form and content. It can close connections between screens or devices, between spaces and ideas, between physical and virtual levels. Artists and art works are the mirrors, those influence the way of reflection by their individual nature. Mirroring means to structure reality by repeating, distorting, combining its elements.  
 
To further exemplify these ideas, “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” features artists from a variety of backgrounds and is set to appear in several different cities around the world.
 
Please join us for the opening receptipon on 6/4 from 6-9pm. Free wine and beer will be available and curator Leo Kuelbs will be in attendance.
 
 
About The Curators:
 
Leo Kuelbs – Curator Leo Kuelbs has presented dozens of artistic events around the world. Public art, luxury marketing, video art and multi-city programs are all part of Mr. Kuelbs’ internationally recognized practice. This combination of endeavors has garnered publicity in publications great (Vogue/Interview/) and small (dozens of blogs in NYC and Europe).
 
Mr. Kuelbs focuses on collaborative projects with an emphasis on conceptual infrastructure, approaching projects from multiple angles and perspectives. As a founding member of collaborative arts group, 3_Search and the CEO of The Leo Kuelbs Collection, Mr. Kuelbs is poised to continue the development of this multi-perspective practice.
 
Eike Berg – Eike's work of art ranges from lightboxes to videos, to computer graphics and 3D simulation, from photos and site specific installations to computer-based media art. In the focus of his interest was spatial relations:. Space and Time, reality and abstraction While experimental on the level of theory, Eike's work is always Executed with meticulous care, and the result is technical inventiveness combined with sensual appeal.
 
 
Participating Artists:
 
Alexander Hacke – Alexander Hacke was born in the proletarian district of Berlin Neukölln and aside from playing in numerous influential underground-groups, writing, recording, releasing and performing music under the pseudonym Alexander von Borsig, he joined Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980 at the tender age of 14. 
 
All throughout the eighties and up to the present he does not only collaborate with countless artists of various genres but continues to produce records and scores music for theater, feature and documentary movies.
 
Danielle de Picciotto – Born in Tacoma, Washington, Danielle lives and works at different places in the USA and Germany and has exhibited & performed at MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, IMOCA Indianapolis Museum of Modern Art, Museum Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Germany, and London Museum of Art, Ontario. 
 
Helga Griffiths – Helga Griffiths specializes in immersive multi-sense installations at the intersection of science and art. From 1986 to 1992 she lived in New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts / Rutgers University (1991). From 1992 to 1994 she completed postgraduate studies at the Stuttgart Art Academy. In 1994 she completed a degree in new media at the Academy of Design in Karlsuhe.
 
Thomas Lüer – Lüer's work offers a rich variety of mediums and topics – it can be a gallery installation,a project based in urban environment, or an artistic reflection on text basis. The choice of form and content in each artwork is dependent upon the logic of the work itself and the context in which it is presented. Therefore Lüer's work can be referred to as situationally specific rather than location specific.
 
Robert Seidel – Robert Seidel (1977) began his studies in biology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in museums like LACMA Los Angeles, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, ZKM Karlsruhe, Nabi Art Center Seoul, Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo and MOCA Taipeh as well as numerous of festivals (Prix Ars Electronica, onedotzero, DOTMOV, IFF Rotterdam, EMAF), galleries, magazines, books and TV programmes worldwide.
 
His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Honorary Award and Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
 
Caspar Stracke – Caspar Stracke is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Germany, living and working in New York City since 1993 and Helsinki (since 2012). His work is situated around architecture and urbanism, media archaeology as well as various social aspects of cinema.
 
His films, videos and installation work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, retrospectives and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. In 1999 he completed his first feature-length 35mm film project CIRCLE'S SHORT CIRCUIT which toured throughout the US and Europe and was selected for the American Century Part II exhibition at the Whitney Museum, NY.
 
László Zsolt Bordos –  László started as a VJ, performing in the underground party culture of Budapest, since year 2000. He
studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and at MediaLab UIAH (University of Art and Design) in Helsinki. László created the first high-resolution 3D animations for large scale indoor and outdoor projections in Hungary.
 
With his early 3D-VJing (2000-2004), outrageous video projections (2005-2006), and with his first 3D mapping project made at Heavent Paris (2007), he became a pioneer of the genre.
 

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