The medienkunstverein (media art association/ mkv) is testing new exhibition formats to open other experiential spaces for art outside of classical art contexts. In cooperation with raum on demand, the mkv presents twelve works by its members in the former gatehouse at Alte Münze in Berlin. As a temporary workspace for Berlin artists, the raum on demand is reinterpreted as an art venue.
On a weekly basis, the mkv members realize four exhibitions, creating a space to examine topical themes. In addition to questions of belonging and homelands, the works reflect on everyday technologies as companions and their potential to be used as weapons. They examine the role and function of the body in the digital age and challenge our perception of reality. Through the spatial restriction of the space, individual works interact.
The exhibition series title INTERLOCK refers to the process driven structure of the exhibition created through the collaboration of its members. Further, it references how existing free spaces within Berlin's cultural landscape are occupied to promote independent initiatives. Over the period of the exhibition, the works in raum on demand are freely accessible at any time via the outdoor space, regardless of opening hours.
mkv artists: Dovilė Aleksaitė
, Yvon Chabrowski, Kathrin Hunze, Aron Lesnik, Maryna Makarenko, Sarah Oh-Mock, Dani Ploeger, Laura Fong Prosper, Julia Charlotte Richter, Anke Schiemann, Ivonne Thein, Tina Wilke
Organized by medienkunstverein and raum on demand
Duration: March 3 to 28, 2021
At: raum on demand, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin (DE)
INTERLOCK #1: upright body
Curated and with works by Yvon Chabrowski, Aron Lesnik and Ivonne Thein
Bodies in the digital realm have become normal. A physical presence produced by technical devices shifts how we perceive our own and unknown bodies. Perhaps even status or social affiliation can be overcome. The works by Yvon Chabrowski, Aron Lesnik and Ivonne Thein reflect disparities and question both the media presence of the body as well as strategies of self-representation.
NTERLOCK #2: Null Island
Curated and with works by Laura Prosper Fong, Maryna Makarenko, Tina Wilke
10. - 14.03.2021
Null Island describes the place in the Atlantic Ocean, where geographic coordinates meet at point zero. It is an imaginary island of human projections that reach beyond physical places. An isolated gatehouse in Berlin Mitte turns into an installation of this mystical Null island, an oasis of imaginary worlds and non-existing maps. There, Maryna Makarenko, Laura Fong Prosper and Tina Wilke initiate a dialogue on questions of belonging, nostalgia, and a desire for the unattainable.
INTERLOCK #3: Schöne Aussichten
Curated and with works by Dovilė Aleksaitė , Kathrin Hunze und Dani Ploeger
17. - 21.03.2021
Schöne Aussichten (great prospects) shows three different perspectives of unpredictable processes that interact with each other. Dani Ploeger's work addresses the production of bombs from everyday electronics. Dovilė Aleksaitė's video installation leads the viewer through a sequence of weather events and various emotional states. In her work, Kathrin Hunze explores the human-machine relationship using a tank trained as a domestic and working animal.
NTERLOCK #4: sleeping awake
Curated and with works by Sarah Oh-Mock, Julia Charlotte Richter, Anke Schiemann
24. - 28.03.2021
Our present: we seem to sleep with our eyes open. Outside, time stands still. Unreality grows while our dreams and reality simulations seem increasingly real. Similarly the protagonists in the video works of Sarah Oh Mock, Julia Charlotte Richter and Anke Schiemann oscillate between different states of consciousness. Are we entering a confused dream or rather an alternative concept of reality? Is reality as we experience it everyday just a mental stage, displaying the contents of a simulated, virtual reality?
at Weserstr. 56
Thursday 15 April 2021 at 16:00h
at Niederkirchnerstraße 7
Friday 23 April 2021 at 10:00h
at Frankfurter Tor 1
Monday 12 April 2021 at 12:00h
at Stephanstraße 33
Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 14:00h
at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank
Friday 14 May 2021 at 11:00h