one pic thursday. Adam Linder

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Auto Ficto Reflexo, 2015
picture: SARAH BOHN

Last week I miserably missed the premiere of the performance Auto Ficto Reflexo by ADAM LINDER that has been shown in Berlin on the occasion of the event Tanz im August. According to the press release, Auto Ficto Reflexo is a piece in which LINDER ‘has appropriated the codified language of cultural production and mediation for his own choreographic purposes. Interviews with artists, cultural-policy rhetoric or critique become rhythmic-conceptual generators of movement in this duet that is staged through levels like a game’.

Below you can find a short excerpt of a conversation he had with choreographer and performer DRAGANA BULUT last year which sums up the outlines of his work.

I’m trying to play with how content can be read by constantly changing what is being performed. (…) I try to collage different registers and different referential materials.  Collaging allows me the frictions between different bodies – for example the  body of an uppity public speaker next to a masculine body with a macho gait – and it moves the overall reception of the work away from typical theater dramaturgies of narrativity, thematic linearity, or minimal durationality. My love for montage in dance – making transitions that are hard-cut or spliced together or performing two materials at once – also comes from a desire to relate the technicality of dance with other visual mediums, particularly with certain contemporary practices in video art. – ADAM LINDER in conversation with DRAGANA BULUT, Jahresring 61, 2014

The good news is that ADAM LINDER is going to present his work Choreographic Services (2013-ongoing) at ICA in London from September 8 to September 13, 2015. Please note that the performance will be composed of a new Choreographic Service commissioned by the art venue, make sure to check out the ICA website for the performance times.

 

Domenico de Chirico pick #33

all images courtesy of the artist and De Appel Arts Centre Amsterdam
photography: EEFTINCK SCHATTENKERK

a solo exhibition by MICHAEL E.SMITH
on view atat De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam
from July 11 to August 30, 2015

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

 

Andrzej Steinbach. Figur I, Figur II

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Untitled, from Figur I, Figur II, 2013/14
186 fine art prints, 110 x 74 cm
© Courtesy Andrzej Steinbach, Galerie Max Mayer

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double-page spread from Figur I, Figur II
published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015
image © we find wildness

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double-page spread from Figur I, Figur II
published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015
image © we find wildness

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Untitled, from Figur I, Figur II, 2013/14
186 fine art prints, 110 x 74 cm
© Courtesy Andrzej Steinbach, Galerie Max Mayer

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Untitled, from Figur I, Figur II, 2013/14
186 fine art prints, 110 x 74 cm
© Courtesy Andrzej Steinbach, Galerie Max Mayer

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double-page spread from Figur I, Figur II
published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015
image © we find wildness

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Untitled, from Figur I, Figur II, 2013/14
186 fine art prints, 110 x 74 cm
© Courtesy Andrzej Steinbach, Galerie Max Mayer

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Untitled, from Figur I, Figur II, 2013/14
186 fine art prints, 110 x 74 cm
© Courtesy Andrzej Steinbach, Galerie Max Mayer

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double-page spread from Figur I, Figur II
published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015
image © we find wildness

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double-page spread from Figur I, Figur II
published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015
image © we find wildness


Figur I, Figur II is a series of prints by ANDRZEJ STEINBACH that is currently on view at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover. The series comprises 186 black and white images (please note that the Sprengel Museum is showing only 20 images) depicting two women called Figure I and Figure II.

Portrayed against a neutral background, striking various poses, with different gestures and dressed in several outfits, both girls have an androgynous sex appeal that deepens the ambiguity that exudes from the images. The portraits are presented in pair with sometimes minimal changes from a picture to another one, like if they have been taken in burst mode, asking the viewer to spot the variations, similarities and differences. Eventually the series seems to be an image bank of small physical manifestations while questioning the idea of identity, the relationship between space and body as well as the concept of documentary.

Figur I, Figur II is on view until January 10, 2016 at Sprengel Museum Hannover. Additionally a book gathering the whole series has been recently released by Spector Books, a special edition prints is also available.

wfw sound #3. Dark Gable

Let’s start September together with a new ‘wfw sound’ specially done for We Find Wildness by Mexican artist GIBRANN MORGADO.

GIBRANN MORGADO‘s work is all about abstract, generated, interactive images and soundworlds that not only explore the screen as pictorial space but also propose a vision of a digital future. He is currently part of the project Vngravity that consists of an online 3D exhibition environment developed as an ‘alternative for the production and exhibition of art based on objects, digital media and new media’. 

Make sure to hear more tracks by MORGADO via his soundcloud!

Nina Cristante. Fitness Povero

NINA CRISTANTE, fitness povero 

Fitness Povero is an online project hosted on the website of 63rd-77th STEPS, an independent art venue in Bari (Italy), in which London-based artist NINA CRISTANTE performs a series of workouts and body stretch with accompanying piano exercise music.

The work of NINA CRISTANTE mainly revolves around health, wellbeing as well as self-consciousness and takes the form of a website with home-workout videos tutorials, mysterious fragments of food diaries and training music.

Make sure to read the interview of NINA CRISTANTE by ANNA SOLDNER for DIS Magazine in which she explained her main project called Zao Dha Diet via http://dismagazine.com/blog/78057/nina-cristante-63rd-77th-steps/.

All the workouts are available on zdd.website or through NINA CRISTANTE’ youtube channel, get fit!

 

David Hanes. wfw aware moment #4

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Aware: after CHRIS EVANSClods, Diplomatic Letters (2012-ongoing) at Crac Alsace, Altkirch
shot on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
altered on August 6, 2015 by DAVID HANES*
image courtesy of the artist and we find wildness

*DAVID HANES lives and works in Berlin. He is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

➝ Read more about this special project for we find wildness here.

Domenico de Chirico pick #32

all images courtesy of the artist, Modern Art Oxford and 47 Canal Street

Freedom, a solo exhibition by JOSH KLINE
on view at Modern Art Oxford, London
until October 18, 2015

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

(!) please note that some installation views are not from the exhibition at Modern Art Oxford (!)

one pic tuesday. Franck Landron

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Since mid-June, the Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau in Gentilly (France) is hosting Ex Time, a solo exhibition by French photographer FRANCK LANDRON.

The exhibition is dedicated to his first shots started in 1970 when he was thirteen years old and gathers almost two hundreds pictures from LANDRON‘s giant archive (approximatively 300’000 images). In parallel to this exhibition, Out Time is on view at Galerie Binôme in Paris and features works from FRANCK LANDRON in a non-chronological hanging but seems rather to be based on the plastic vocabulary of LANDRON.

Ex Time is on view until October 4, 2015 at Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau de Gentilly. Out Time is running through October 1, 2015 at Galerie Binôme in Paris

David Hanes. wfw aware moment #3

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Aware: after PAUL MCCARTHY exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
shot on Friday, July 24, 2015
altered on August 6, 2015 by DAVID HANES*
image courtesy of the artist and we find wildness

*DAVID HANES lives and works in Berlin. He is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

➝ Read more about this special project for we find wildness here.

Anthony Salvador. Still Lives

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Judith IV, 2015

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Still Lives, installation view at Center, Berlin / July-August 2015

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Judith III, 2015

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Judith II, 2015

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Still Lives, installation view at Center, Berlin / July-August 2015

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Still Lives, installation view at Center, Berlin / July-August 2015

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Bankers Dilemma (Bank tower model I), 2015

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Bankers Dilemma (Bank tower model I & II) (detail)2015

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Bankers Dilemma (Bank tower model I), 2015

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Still Lives, installation view at Center, Berlin / July-August 2015

all images courtesy of the artist and Center, Berlin

The project space Center in Berlin is currently hosting a solo exhibition by ANTHONY SALVADOR (b. 1983, Los Angeles, US).

Entitled Still Lives, the show features a series of wall works taking as central point famous paintings by the CARAVAGGIO. The prints toy freely with the overexposed images of the masterpieces and are ornamented with aluminium bars or LED lighting strips. This body of work seems to question among others the erosion of the image and ‘the strategies of appropriation of alienated sensuous labor by the object in circulation’.

The two sculptures presented in the exhibition entitled Bankers Dilemma (Bank tower model I & II) (2015) are somewhat more ambiguous. They are composed of LED cables, prints of CARAVAGGIO’s paintings, plastic tubing, folding tables, and tire, which are assembled into a precise composition. This staging of objects as well as the wall pieces set up a dialogue between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, the unique and the multiple, the personal and the universal.

Still Lives is on view at Center in Berlin until August 9, 2015.

* JONATHAN BELLER, The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle, 2006, p.211

Ellie Epp. Winter Interference

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Winter Interference, 1983

ELLIE EPP is a Canadian artist who is currently part of the exhibition Holding one’s own in an unfinished system, which puts in dialogue EPP‘s work with British artist JULIETTE BLIGHTMAN, at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe.

Both working with texts and images that they accumulate across journals, drawings, films, paintings and photographs, the exhibition reflects how they both create deadpan atmospheres by means of reduced images, movements and words, and eventually how they engage with perception, representation and personal narrative.

Winter Interference (1983) is presented on A4 sheets of paper minimally pined to the wall. EPP assembled the text in December 1983 like a personal reportage which is composed of hew own words but also texts fragments from her family and friends.

Holding one’s own in an unfinished system with JULIETTE BLIGHTMAN and ELLIE EPP is on view at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe until September 6, 2015.

Domenico de Chirico pick #31

all images: © THOMAS EGGERER, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Ozone, a solo exhibition by THOMAS EGGERER
on view at Maureen Paley, London
until August 23, 2015

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

one pic monday. Alan Archibald Campbell Swinton

'Negative Discharge'. 1892

Negative Discharge, 1892
© National Media Museum, Bradford SSPL

It’s hard not to be seduced by this intriguing image by Scottish electrical engineer ALAN ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL-SWINTON (1863–1930). Entitled Negative Discharge, this photograph taken in 1892, records the abstract patterns created by electricity when it comes into direct contact with photographic paper.

SWINTON who was a key figure in early electric lighting industry, radiography and television among others, used photography to document aspects of his scientific work in early 1900s. This documentation is currently part of the exhibiton Revelations: Experiments in Photography at the Science Museum in London which examines how early scientific photography exerted an influence on the medium.

Revelations: Experiments in Photography at the Science Museum in London is running through September 13, 2015 . Please note also this exhibition will be on view at the National Media Museum in Bradford from 19 November 2015 – 7 February 2016.

found via JOEL RIFF

 

wfw weekend #231

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Cloudscapes (2012-2015), TRANSSOLAR and TETSUO KONDO
seen at ZKM, Karlsruhe
on Saturday, August 1, 2015
image © we find wildness

➝ this installation is part of the event GLOBALE –DIGITALE that is running till April 17, 2016. Follow We Find Wildness on instagram to see more images of this installation

wfw weekend #230

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Or, a building, RUTH BUCHANAN
seen at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
on Saturday, August 1, 2015
image © we find wildness

Or, a building is on view until September 6, 2015