: IGUANA BEGEISTERT (Bad Projections) :
Ann Dunham, Solo Action, Interactive Video Installation
Opening 29_4_16 with Blue Stork and Bubblebeth
PERFORMANCE ACTION : 29_04 10 PM
DURATION : 29_04_16 - 10_05-16


Image courtesy of Ann Dunham

Sound / Video / Installation / Material Elements / Action / Interactive Internet-Based Elements

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IGUANA BEGEISTERT ( Iguana Delighted ) appears in Aether gallery as the extended apparition of a GIF, experiential Diorama. A ‘specialist’ lives inside it’s own semi-transparent terrarium of ideas/work and is projected on (metaphorically and physically) from the outside. 

Questioning the arguably *defunct nature* of the public space in a time of over-saturation. The exhibiting space becomes the public space’s pseudo-other, experienced as a space fraught with the pale shadows of varying realities. For Ann Dunham’s IGUANA BEGEISTERT, this *programmatic mode* becomes subject.

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Every facet of this experiential space is amenable: open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded, controlled, and usually existing within the reasoning of ‘travesty’: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

...................... “That’s not how its supposed to be seen” ...................



______________THE NOVELTY OF THE ACCIDENTAL ___________
________BECOMES OUR CLOSEST GRASP ON REALITY ________



Using a combination of immaterial and material space: the internet and virtual realities, *inhabited* spaces: installations with insertions of the human body and actions in time IGUANA BEGEISTERT pushes modes of perception. Reality is laughably and nonsensically permeable here !!!

IGUANA BEGEISTERT exists in varying formats:

////////////////////// Material incarnation (installation, projection)
////////////////////// Digital space (online, interactive)
////////////////////// Body in time (performance)


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ANN DUNHAM exhibits internationally as a conceptual artist dealing with themes of post-internet, consumption, industrialisation and the philosophy of perception/reality/consiousness. His work reflects on resistances to excess, discovery, imagination, absurdity, data-corruption, in a subversive, affected/raw manner.
He uses techniques of deconstruction and fragmenting of aesthetics, data, materials and style in a response to over saturation of matter, creating virtual and material spaces where the system and ‘play space’ can be determined by user interaction, ultimately creating beauty within degradation.
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Aether is very proud to be inviting Ann on the event of Gallery Weekend, with the invitation of : “go creative; do whatever you like, the space is yours”.

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DEEP TIME : A Strata of Peace and Conflict
Christian Sawalski
OPENING: 15TH_4_16
DURATION: 15TH - 26TH_4_16


Chapter I
1937 — 201



[Scroll down for pictures and exhibition essay]

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…” One can use Art as a vessel of remembrance ”…

Deep Time; the concept of Geologic Time; a system of chronological measurement that relates stratigraphy (layering of rock layers in the earth) to time.

Our own timelines: marked with world war events and volcanic eruptions: it is these explosions of destruction that MARK the passing of our time.

The abstract works shown and chosen for Christian Sawalski’s exhibition DEEP TIME, express a strata of peace and conflict.

Iron, Salt, Scratching through remnants of charcoal, bitumen and paint, Christian sets the restraints (canvas/other) allowing the materials to decide how to react… his work is in a constant state of chance, flux, decay… an Alchemical, seemingly *magical* process of transformation, creation, combination.

MADE IN THE SPACE FOR THE OPENING NIGHT:
A site-specific Diptych will be under CONSTRUCTION / DECAY ; rusting, crusting and changing as salt and iron mix...

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Christian Sawalski's painting and video works have been exhibited throughout different countries in Europe including Germany, Spain, Norway, France and the UK. He also has works in private collections in Australia and across Europe.

Christian's work has been invited into the Aether due to his connection with Darkness, Alchemy, decay and the minerals in constant states of change and motion in his works.

http://www.christian-sawalski.com/

Interactive Source on DEEP TIME:
http://deeptime.info/

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KOSMOS : Lunar Consciousness
EHIBITION DURATION: 1-12_APRIL_16
OPENING SHOW: 1_APRIL_16


Chapter I
1937 — 201



// SHAMANIC DRUM SESSION + GALLERY ROOM OPENING :
Ritual Rhythm Performance:

Roberta Perzolla, Heilpraktikerin (Praxis Für Heilkunde)
https://www.facebook.com/HEILKUNDE
https://praxisheilkunde.wordpress.com/

Leonor Beuter, Artist (Mystic Office)
https://www.facebook.com/MysticOffice

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// WALLS :
Frank J. Schäpel // Painting // (DE)
www.frankschaepel.de


// VIDEO :

Katrin Euller // AV // “Voyage” // (AT)
Part pop : part sci-fi. Part suspenseful and deliciously informative. References to technology, language, knowledge… Voyage is a snippet of reflections of our own collective languages: archived by the ever growing presence of the instantaneously growing and evolving: Internet. Katrin’s Voyage, comprises of snippets and sounds found by typing only one word into YouTube search; capturing the suspense, intrigue, wonder, delight (and proud satisfaction) we humans feel in knowing about, figuring out, feeling and plotting our Lunar worlds.

Henrike Hannemann // AV // (DE)
Water reflections, darkness, Nature systems... Henrike’s work cures something thats missing, unconsciously, intuitionally. Water lapping, sinking, dripping: circular masses… darkness. Reminiscent of a deeper undercurrent. Slightly disturbing, numbing, lulling; Henrike’s videos present a particular mode of consciousness hidden within the reflections of our surrounding nature.
http://cargocollective.com/henrikehannemann


// SOUND :
9-12PM // SANCTUARY
https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryclassics
https://soundcloud.com/sanctuary3

12-3AM // HYENAZ // DJ SET //
www.hyenaz.com
https://www.facebook.com/hyenazhyenaz

1AM // INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE // :
Olympia Bukkakis in the Late Night 'Secrets' Chamber // (AU)
Berlin's (Drag) Goddess Olympia Bukkakis will be opening her Mother Moon receptivity…
https://www.facebook.com/OlympiaBukkakis

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Device : Space : Unknown
Bea Stach and Bram Kuypers
EHIBITION DURATION: 27_MAY_16 - 7_JUNE_16


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Bram Kuypers

A device built inside a box, “The Travelogue", will be sent through the post, from Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln (DE), finding its way to the Aether to be unpacked... Alas! This is NO ORDINARY PACKAGE. This Travelogue device records all sound from the moment it has been packed, to the moment it arrives!
Bram’s special device, The Travelogue, is one that has travelled a journey for you, and will be able to communicate in some way, what happens inside the machines. The opening night, Bram presses rewind, and PLAY.
Bram is the recipient of the 2015 Heij-Konijn fonds, a grant for realisation of his project Travelogue. Bram is revolving around ideas concerned with studies of landscapes, that we as humans, cannot perceive.Landscapes might seem fixed on maps, but are made up of constantly moving elements. A bird flies, the wind blows, time ticks on. The idea of landscape: in its ambiguous nature, is a space that is constantly changing… if you move through it yourself, what you see now… is not what you just saw.
“We use incredibly sophisticated devices to plot the earth, the universe, to literally create an ‘image’ of our surrounding, but this aspect of creating is very important, it is not ‘us’ looking at stars, we look through the ‘eyes of a device’. The device makes a translation.” Bram Kuypers, 2016.


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Bea Stach


Bea Stach is a visual artist working with a conceptual approach. For Device - Space - Unknown at Aether she is invited to show her work entitled: Dust, Berlin.
Dust, Berlin is presented as an interactive java-application, showing 10 layers of 10 hours worth of accumulated dust particles.
Collected and named aptly depending on which city the piece is shown in, the dust that settles on 10 glass plates during Bea’s collecting period, ›freezing‹ time and space. Bea works with a technique of scanning dust layers, creating a 3-dimensional, digital ‘space’, using applications which allow a viewer to actively navigate through, this unusually tiny and invisible element of our environment.
With the mouse, she invites you to pan around, discover, zoom in and out of the tiniest particles around us. What do you feel these tiny particles looks like? … Do the dust matter of our environments have a very close resemblance to something? Come and play for yourself, through the space-dust.
Starting points for Bea’s artistic practice often are sets of self-generated or collected data which can be language, text, images, sound, objects etc. The subject matter of the data can be anything such as scientific observations or phenomenons of our planet we tend to forget in our every day lives. Big interest is paid to the structures these amounts of data establish themselves and which meanings, insights or space they reveal. Of relevance are the entity of this system as well as the single elements it consists of.









PS#... [private sessions]
AETHER , Berlin 
During 2016

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Weekly explorations into sound...  begun an intimate setting for inviting sound-based Artists / Dj's to bring out their experimental, obscure sound tracks and scapes. With the question in mind: What inspires them in their own creative process? //



LINEUP

TOM PAGE [RNN]
LUIS VASQUEZ [SOFT MOON]
HYENAZ [DJ[]
BLANK CITY
ANDREAS MANN [PATTERNS OF PERCEPTION]
HYSTERIA [PATTERNS OF PERCEPTION]
DAVIDE LUCIANI [MOTE]
BLUE STORK
BUBBLEBETH
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