Sarah Lüdemann & Adrian Brun

Custom Paradise

from: 25.10.2016   to: 30.10.2016

Sarah Lüdemann and Adrian Brun are visual artists based in Berlin. They work with various media that includes sculpture, video, performance, drawing and text to explore themes related to the body, sexuality, repetition, trauma, power struggle and surrealism.

They have worked as duo several times in the past to devise durational performances and moving sculptures. Their previous professions, respectively as teacher and surgeon have hugely influenced their artistic practice in terms of understanding the body/mind and the material/environment around them as a transforming sculpture as well as the construction and influence of systems on humans. Both artists have a strong background in dance and physical training.

Sarah Lüdemann is a German artist based in Berlin. She studied Linguistics, Psychology and Fine Art at Cologne University from 2001 until 2005. In 2010, she has been selected for an influential residency at Fundación Marcelino Botín, Villa Iris with Mona Hatoum. Later that year she received the South Square Trust Award to study an MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, which she completed with distinction in 2011. Her work has been exhibited widely and internationally, including at Printed Matter, New York / Goethe Institute Cairo, Egypt / Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin / Hayaka Arti, Istanbul, Turkey / Trafo, Szczecin, Poland / LYON Biennale de la Danse, Le Lavoir public, Lyon, France / Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany / HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia / October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia

Adrian Brun is an Argentinian visual artist and performer currently working and living in Berlin. Between 2004 and 2008, and after many years as a surgeon, he moved to The Netherlands where he studied Fine Art at the HKU in Utrecht. Since then, his work has been exhibited at Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires in 2011, VOLTA NY Art Fair in the United States in March 2012 and Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo in November 2012.

Specially created for the Custom Paradise exhibition, I’m afraid you cannot GO but only BE there. This is just a DEMO was a choreographed sequence performed by Brun and Lüdemann during the opening of the exhibition, with the participation of Ilya Noé and Leo Gold. The playful and humorous choreography welcomed the visitors along the course of the evening to propose an alternative to the virtual paradise: one which is presents in each of us, ready to be released.

Exhibited during the time of the exhibition, a vitrine with sound materials and diverse objects/sculptures was presented to go along with the choreography.


Sarah Lüdemann homepage
Adrian Brun homepage


Photos: Bea Rodrigues