Foto: Andrea Rosen Gallery New York/Regen Projects Los Angeles/Sprüth Magers Berlin London

Foto: Andrea Rosen Gallery New York/Regen Projects Los Angeles/Sprüth Magers Berlin London

 

This year’s Berlin Art week brought some interesting shows to the city and two we’ve visited stuck in our minds.
A bit demanding is Ryan Trecartin’s video work, but the experience at Kunstwerke is amazing. Ryan built two sound-only reduced lounge rooms with big arm chairs to enjoy the massive soundscapes before you enter the large cinema with his multichannel installation. It is amazing to wonder in between the different options to sit/lay down and trying to grasp his dense work from various angles, trying to depict the feverish collages of reality tv like shots or 3D elements he created with his work-partner Lizzie Fitch.
Quite different is Marguerite Humeau’s work. She graduated from the Design Interaction course at the Royal College of Art. Probably the weirdest studies on the planet produced work like Hiromi Ozaki’s/Sputniko’s Penis and Menstruation devices or Mathias Vef’s Freedom Burkha.
Marguerite is crossing of great distances in time and space. First she brings us to Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter and dreamworld of exo-biologists and sci-fi lovers. Her inflatable spaceship and dust canon are props from a trailer about mysterious film of an exhibition that hasn’t happened yet and probably will never happen. A third room bridges a time gap of 20.000 years. It is filled with prehistoric sounds of a Mammoth and a Entelodont, “Hell Pig” sound producing sculptures comprising resonance cavities, synthetic larynges, vocal cords, windpipes and artificial intelligence systems. Humeau collaborated with palaeontologists, zoologists, veterinarians, engineers, surgeons, ear and throat specialists, and radiologists to model hybrid sound producing anatomies and create “The Opera of Prehistoric Creatures”.

HORIZONS
Marguerite Humeau
Import Projects
Keithstrasse 10, 10787 Berlin
www.import-projects.org

SITE VISIT
Ryan Trecartin
KW Institute for Contemporary Art –
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
www.kw-berlin.de

 

 

Marguerite Humeau, The Things?

Marguerite Humeau, The Things?

Ryan Trecartin, Foto: Mathias Vef