Hosek Contemporary is pleased to invite you to an opening of an exhibition by KG Augenstern (Christiane Prehn & Wolfgang Meyer) 'NOWHERE LAND', curated by N38E13 with Ennio Pellicanò.
Opening reception : Friday September 17, 2021, 7-10 PM
Exhibition period : September 18 - October 2, 2021.
Guests are requested to wear a mask and provide the organisers with their name, address and phone number (according to the guidelines available at www.berlin.de/corona/).
Six years ago, their Tentacles Project started in Berlin with a boat journey that brought them all the way to the Mediterranean Sea in France. Scratching every bridge on the way with their flexible "Tentacles", they created a specific sound profile of each bridge and the surroundings. The journey was accompanied by several installations, performances, live-streams and broadcasts in various cities.
Since that, the nomadic "Tentacles" project was continued in many countries with researches, audio kinetic installations, performances, videos and more and the tentacles have become a kind of prostheses to generate subtle experiences that require attentive listening.
The Hošek Contemporary gallery space MS HEIMATLAND (motor ship HOMELAND) as a ship will give Kg Augenstern the ideal opportunity to show a new site-specific installation back in their home port Berlin.
The planned project and exhibition "NOWHERE LAND" will refer to the research and exhibition "Tentacles in Sicily - scratching the surface".
In autumn 2019, the artists explored places in Sicily that have been abandoned within the last few decades. With their tentacles, they scratched circles on the surface of these contemporary ruins to reveal the specific sounds of the various surfaces and their surroundings. The research was accompanied by experiments with raw sheep‘s wool and clay as materials corresponding to the ephemeral appearance and transitory atmosphere of the places. The outcome of the research was presented as an exhibition in an old prayer hall in Palermo.
NOWHERE LAND will have relations to that project, partly using the same media (such as wool and clay) and again dealing with the uncertainty and instability of existence, a focus that can be enforced by the fact that the exhibition space is an old "abandoned" cargo ship.
After the successful and inspiring collaboration in Sicily, N38E13 with Ennio Pellicanò as curator will work again with Kg Augenstern.
About the artists:
Kg Augenstern works in the field of audiovisuall/ audiokinetic installation, performance and video.
Christiane Prehn (Dipl. Art, University of fine arts Stuttgart) - Artist, sculpturor, film director
Exhibitions and prices such as: Thessalonica Biennale 2008, New York Fruit and Flower
Gallery 2008, Museum of Modern Art Den Haag 2009, Glasmuseum Amsterdam 2009,
Akademiepreise der Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart 2005, 2006 und 2008.
Wolfgang Meyer (Musician, soundart, videos, filmmusic)
Exhibitions and prices such as: Babylon Klangbasar, Live-sampling Soundscapes (IfA Galerie Stuttgart 2006, Ostseefestival Stralsund 2007), soundperformance „the boat sounds“ performed in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Thessaloniki and at Art Biennale Istanbul (2009/2010).
The gallery is located at
Motor Ship HEIMATLAND
close to Fischerinsel 3
10 179 Berlin-Mitte
+49 1525 7486496
at Knesebeckstrasse 96
Friday 3 September 2021 at 15:00h
at Riehentorstrasse 31
Sunday 5 September 2021 at 17:59h
at Revaler Str. 99
Saturday 11 September 2021 at 17:00h