Siouxzi Mernagh / Matthew MacKisack / Lauren Moffatt / Gabi Schaffner / Kerstin Cmelka / Gerard Carson / Richard Mosse / Pauline Carnier Jardin / Anna Niedhart
Curated by John Holten
Berlin - Altes Finanzamt - Jan 12, 2011
Dublin - Block T - May 25, 2011
Oslo - Tbc
For Immediate Release:
This issue of the Kakofonie, ‘the video issue’, has been compliled by BDP writer and editor John Holten. It is an attempt at eschewing the accepted norms of a video exhibition and presents nine very different artists working in the same medium. The calibre of the artists involved, their diverse backgrounds and wide ranging subject matter ensures that the issue lives up to its name; the resulting cacophony ranges from a re-enactment of a scene from a Michel Haneke film, to a suicide bomber’s martyr recording, an animal circus via an investigation into a fictional archeological dig.
The Kakofonie is a European journal of art and literature that takes a different physical form for each issue. It presents multi-linguistic, multi-form work from across Europe in curated, polyglot editions. It has enjoyed myriad manifestations and appearances, some of which included it being postered on an abandoned shopfront in Grønland in Oslo, Norway, a flyer turning up in countless cafes across Europe, it has also been featured in the Musuem of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, on Basso’s wall at Kunst Werk in Berlin as well as in postcard form.
This issue has been available online and has had a screening in Altes Finanzamt in Berlin in January 2011, with a further screening planned in Aubervilliers, Paris and one in Oslo, later in 2011. Along with being screened in Block T in Dublin’s Smithfield, it will also be included as part of the INFlux art fair in Limerick.
Kakofonie 004 will feature Cia Runne and Jota Castro and will be released May 2011
Cinematography and Editing by Trevor Tweeten
Film Colouring Post Production by Jerome Thelia
Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1980. Mosse studied at Goldsmiths, London, before earning an MFA from Yale School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Akademie der Kunst, The Aperture Foundation, Barbican Art Gallery, Houston’s Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Musee d’Elysee, Storefront for Art + Architecture, and Tate Modern. It has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Art Review, Frieze and Source. His work has been acquired by the Martin Z Margulies Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and others. He lives in New York City and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery. Mosse won the Ormeau Baths Gallery Perspective Award in 2005 and was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship (2008-2010).
Statement of Intent 1
Gerard Carson is a visual artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialising in creating multimedia sculptural and video works which study themes of the annexed object/space, the rediscovered document, and the appropriation of texts from a variety of sources. He is currently undertaking a year-long residency at the University of Ulster School of Art and Design, Belfast.
Concept by Lauren Moffatt
Music by Deborah Wargon
Film by Sidonie Roberts and Lauren Moffatt
Born in Armidale, Australia. After studying painting at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney she relocated to Berlin where she has been based sine 2005. Having completed a number of collaborative and solo projects in Germany, Australia, Ukraine and France, Lauren has been active as an experimental filmmaker, curator, writer and installation artist for over a decade. She is currently completing a Masters degree in New Media at Université Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis in Paris.
oliver wrage / one stupid futurist (music)
julia penner (voice)
visuals soni riot
Anna Niedhart Sobriquet: Soni Riot
Recent exhibitions: A Touch of Evil, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin; Who Is Afraid of Freindly Capitalism, Neurotitan, Berlin. An art director at Platoon Berlin. www.soniriot.com / www.pampig.org / www.annaniedhart.com
Works as a traveling artist, writer, photographer and publisher within the field of ‘autopoetic systems’. First audio works were done in 2002. Since 2006/07 she has also produced radio shows for Deutschlandradio Kultur and Hessischer Rundfunk.
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Born 1980, France. Most recent exhibitions: Dynasty, ARC et Palais de Tokyo, Paris Screened Realities, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna and The Unclassifiable Romanesco (with Catriona Shaw), performance, Galerie Ben Kaufman, Berlin. www.paulinecurnierjardin.net
Freelance writer and filmmaker creating work in Berlin and Sydney and a former fellow of the ICI Berlin. She has written, directed, produced and designed seven short films and has written and edited scripts for feature films. In 2009 she completed her first novel, White Tales. Currently developing 'Wanderlight', a fiction/documentary fusion feature film set in Eastern Europe.
Ich Liebe Dich
Born 1974 in Mödling, Austria. Most recently she has taken part in Gestures - Performance and Sound Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (2010), Scorpio's Garden in the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (2010) and Playing Homage, Contamporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2009). In collaboration with Ann Cotten she made the book I, Coleoptile. She is included in the upcoming KW69 #3 Cold Society curated by Judith Hopf at KW Institute of Contemporary Art. Jan 20 - Feb 20, 2011