On Frail Ground
Video Art & Bio Art
Exhibition curated by Art Claims Impulse
Last three days of the exhibition: 29.05, 30.05, and 31.05. Opening
hours: 12:00 - 20:00.
In the exhibition "On Frail Ground", works by the artists Petja Ivanova
and Mihai Grecu are placed in dialogue.
The tenor and the undertone could be described as the 'creation of an
existential feeling', a feeling of fragility, of imminent collapse.
Rigid monuments of an ideology expressed in cement are attacked by
forces of nature and show their last absurd steadfastness. Barren
surfaces show fragile shining traces of human existence. Delicate derma
structures are clothed and protected by a polysaccharide material
inherent to fungi, arthropods, and molluscs, which leads to the creation
of a new hybrid. Are we at the beginning of a changing materialism and
repositioning in the Anthropocene?
Bio: Petja Ivanova
Born in Shumen, Bulgaria and based in Berlin, Petja graduated from the
University of Arts Berlin in the class for Computational Art/Generative
Art in 2015. In her trans-disciplinary practice she combines
archaeology, biology, physics, computation and the poetic in order to
promote the ‘poetic method’ as a counterweight to the socially
dominating ‘scientific method’, understanding this practice in
non-linear relation with Fluxus & Avantgarde. She runs Studio for Poetic
Futures and Speculative Ecologies out of a little caravan in Berlin.
Early in her artistic work with electronics and sensors she began to
include mythological approaches, the magical and non-quantifiable to
analyses these connections in terms of deep time of media/technology.
Being a bit frustrated by the simple causalities in quantification she
turned to overcoming the conceptual divide of what is natural and what
is technological by working with crystals and electronic circuits and
later on also with plants, microorganisms and now insects and bacteria.
Bio: Mihai Grecu
Mihai was born in Romania in 1981. After studying art and design in
Romania and France, he has been pursuing his artistic research at the
Fresnoy Studio of Contemporary Arts. Recurring topics such as
environmental crisis, political allegories, new technologies and
catastrophes articulate the whole of his exploration of mysterious and
subconscious beginnings. These visual and poetic trips mix several
techniques and may be seen as propositions for a new dream-oriented
technology. His work has been shown and awarded in numerous film
festivals (Tribeca, Locarno, Rotterdam, Festival of New Cinema in
Montreal) and exhibitions ("Dans la nuit, des images" at the Grand
Palais, "Labyrinth of my mind" at the Cube, "Video Short list: the Dream
Machine" at the Passage du Retz, "Studio" at "Les Filles du Calvaire"
Art Claims Impulse is a gallery and platform in Berlin founded in 2006
specialised in video art, performance, and installations. Its main
interest is in art with an unusual approach, innovative from a thematic,
technical, and aesthetical point of view.
Rules for visiting the exhibition:
Only enter with mouth and nose protection.
No more than 4 persons are allowed in the room at the same time.
The 1.5 meter distance rule to the next visitor applies.
Art Claims Impulse
Contemporary Fine Art
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