Movement Research ACROSS

Movement Research ACROSS

Installation at Town House Square & Exhibition at Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art, Berlin

2 June – 30 July 2022

In the frame of "Movement Research ACROSS", visual artists Viron Erol Vert, RA Walden and Jimmy Robert exhibit their work at Galerie Wedding and its adjacent town hall square (Rathausvorplatz). A film by André Uerba and an installation by Angela Alves will complement the exhibition.
The exhibition opens June 2, 2022 and will close with a finissage and performances by Carrie Hampel and Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi on July 30, 2022.

Flexible Colour Circle

[Note: the exhibit will remain on display until 30 September 2022]
For the occasion of ACROSS, visual artist Viron Erol Vert created the object “Flexible Colour Circle”, both a sculpture and a public stage, set in Wedding's town hall square (Rathausvorplatz). It houses the Movement Research Area for performances and acts as a space for encounters with and for the people of Wedding.
Initially circular, “Flexible Colour Circle” allows for a dynamic assembling and re-assembling of its structure according to colour and shape and might therefore change appearance over the course of the ACROSS events. In doing so, "Flexible Colour Circle" responds to, and corresponds with, the needs and contents of the performances as well as its public.

“Flexible Colour Circle” uses complementary colours and an architecture of a partially roofed, partially exposed area as a reference to the complexity of social relationships: a circle that signifies completion, yet embraces extremes and opposition as a whole.

When designing this unique outdoor object, Vert was inspired by artist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel’s (1842-1939) colour charts studying the imaginary effects of colour, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe‘s (1749-1832) theory of colour as well as Johannes Itten’s (1888-1967) colour wheel and his ideas on colour influencing shape.

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  • @ XO Curatorial Projects / Photo by Juan Saez
  • @ XO Curatorial Projects / Photo by Juan Saez
  • @ XO Curatorial Projects / Photo by Juan Saez

Plié

In the photo-based and architectural artwork Plié Jimmy Roberts, places a human-scale resting dancer, with his back turned to the audience on a plinth. The photograph with the dancer is folded, as if crammed. By emphasising the specific properties of the materials, the artist refers to the exhibition architecture and provides essential meanings to these elements within his installations. The properties of the space become partners in the performative process - as the exhibition in this case also is the real backstage of a performance programme - and he thus abolishes the distinction between object and body, image and space, live and still.

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  • © Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Los Angeles
  • © Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Los Angeles
  • © Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Los Angeles

A Score for Rest (Yielding)

Visual artist RA Walden will invest Galerie Wedding with a large-scale wall text on accidental movements of dust presented as embodied science fiction. In their artistic practice, Walden explores the intersections between sickness, disability, movement, and technology: What are the connections, what forms of action, protest and imagined futures are possible? To address these questions, Walden chooses different media: auto-ethnographic writing, disobedient archives, video, sound and accessible public events. They are interested in our ability and failure to navigate physicality, interdependency and vulnerability both communally and individually; understanding world-building not as a visionary tool for an imagined future, but as an embodied methodology for the here and now.

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  • Structures of Care - 2021 © Courtesy of the artist
  • a score for rest (yielding) © Courtesy of the artist
  • Panorama supplemental image - wind carved rock © NASA

INVITING MOMENTS OF STILLNESS

With INVITING MOMENTS OF STILLNESS, André Uerba presents a film at Galerie Wedding, where the choreographic-performative exploration of touch, slow pace and togetherness are key themes. By slowing down and focussing on the body, he and his co-residents test different forms of becoming acquainted with, and sensing, one another as a means of uncovering togetherness.
The film will be on view from June, 2 - 30.
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  • © Courtesy by the artist

REST

REST is a bed installation at Galerie Wedding. It is an ongoing project about the practice of resting. The work approaches resting as an act of self-care, surrender and rebellion. It empowers those who spend a lot of time in bed to have their voices heard and to reveal perspectives on resting as a cultural and political technology. The artist invites people with different backgrounds to visit her in bed and talk about their relationship to rest. Audio recordings of the bed meetings present voices that become political wordings as soon as they leave the private sphere. Stories of struggling, coping, resisting. Stories of celebrating, loving, creating.
The installation will be on view from June, 2 - 30.

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  • © Courtesy by the artist