The fascination of light. It attracts us and lets us grow. It is necessary for life, for people, for most animals and plants. It stands for hope, ideas and enlightenment. It moves straight forward and in the form of rays. It brings objects to life. Light can transform a space, transport us to another place and create other realities - it influences our perception and mood.
Urban space sometimes resembles a vast wilderness. The lights of the night change the mood significantly. Through the coexistence of light and shadow that what is mysteriously hidden in the dark, is constantly present. "You recognize the face of a person by light, his character in the dark. (- Confucius). Light creates a form, a space, which is only created by the demarcation by its shadow.
In his work "City Refl3ctor" the artist Michael Ang investigates interpersonal relationships, empathy and the reflection of one's own self. The interactive work invites visitors to take a look at themselves and others. One is enchanted by his own mirror image - Narcissus is one of the best known examples of this. Switching identities. Shared identity in public space.
The artist duo Atelier KIM & GOTTLIEB shows the new video work "Kumulus". This generative video depicts our contemporary computational understanding of what we call “climate”. Clouds are simulated, the simulations devolve through wireframes to fluctuating points of data which are both Nature and art.
The world of trains and train journeys has always been a world of light signals, in which time is ticking otherwise than off tracks. With her project "Along the Lines" the installation artist and curator Natalia Irina Roman transformed in 2018, former signal towers in Berlin in cooperation with Hauptstadtkulturfonds, into spaces for arts, seen from trains passing by and from train platforms. She re-actived with her light installations the former towers and highlighted their potential in a city dealing with an increased scarcity of space.
Curated by Stephanie Fenner
Sat. September 7, 7 p.m. to open end
the artists Michael Ang, Atelier KIM & GOTTLIEB and Natalia Irina Roman are present.
Sun. September 8 - Thu. September 12, 6 to 10 p.m.
Monday, September 9, Workshop Introduction to lightning and electronics, 3-6 p.m. participation fee: 25 €
Tuesday, September 10, Artist Talk with Michael Ang, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, Artist Talk Atelier KIM & GOTTLIEB, 7 p.m.
Artist Talk with Natalia Irina Roman, about "The Unexplored Potential of Disused Spaces of Deutsche Bahn", 8 p.m.