<March, 2019>

  • 7Scope Sessions #81
    Artist's Talk & Media Salon
    6:30pm

    Event Details

    SomoS is pleased to host the 81st edition of the Scope Sessions Artist’s Talks & Media Salon.

    Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Each session, two guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 30 minutes and unrestricted in form. Offering a variety of topics and approaches, Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.

    In this edition, artists Nahum and Klara Ravat along with the Sensistan Art Museum present their works.


    Nahum – Orbital Poetics

    Nahum performing at the Berlin Scope Sessions.
    A rose on the Moon and the whisper of a forgotten memory. Fire, undisclosed letters and a parliamentary session with poets and dancers: “Orbital Poetics” is an ever-changing performance talk by Nahum where he shares and remixes his artistic work with his research and inspirations. This talk features video works, stories and illusionism to share the artist’s views on art and space exploration.

    Nahum’s oeuvre delves deep into the human experience by challenging our perceptions through unusual perspectives. Navigating between the real and the imaginary, his work produces events that reframe the way we understand the world: “I am interested in that point where reality touches the impossible.“ He often employs outer space technologies, illusionism, hypnosis and music to guide audiences into otherworldly journeys to raise critical dialogues about the politics of existence. Nahum’s multidisciplinary work orchestrates a wide range of media including performance, installation, video, music, drawing and storytelling.


    Klara Ravat – Experimenting with Scent

    A group of young people orgiastically smelling each other and their surroundings.
    Smell Lab
    Klara Ravat is an olfactory artist an experimental filmmaker based in Berlin. In her talk, she will present a survey of her work.

    By opposing the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Ravat absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. By investigating the concept of landscape in an adventurous and exploratory way, she wants to amplify the wonderment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of alienation and recognition. After studying qualitative trend research in Barcelona Klara moved to The Netherlands where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Arts). At the same time she started studying Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. Klara is the co-founder and director of the Smell Lab, a community project that focuses on the investigation and practice of the art and science of the sense of smell.

    www.klararavat.com


    Sensistan – India’s first tech.art museum

    Artist open call announcement

    Sensistan is India’s first tech.art museum. It is an experiential, multi-sensory space that creates immersive experiences. Visitors’ are led through the museum following a non-linear story-telling approach. The museum will be complemented with workshops & talks (STEAM), a niche tech product fair, related events & performances and an F&B area focused on taste hacking.

    The Sensistan team will talk about their work and their artist call opportunity. Apply to join them with artists from around the world to bring interactive installations to a phantasmagorical space designed by artists, technologist, engineers, visionaries. Apply to bring fun and joy while giving exposure, inspiration and tech education to Indians who cannot otherwise afford to travel to developed countries to experience the same. Join the making of Sensistann.

    The call for applications for tech.art installations is now online at www.sensistan.space/artists. Submit previously tested and proven tech.art installations that trigger one or more senses. Application deadline March 30. Opening October 2019. Please read further details on the webpage.

    https://sensistan.space


    Scope Sessions Artist’s Talks & Media Salon #81
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019
    Doors open at 6:30
    Talks start at 7pm *sharp*
    Entry free, donations welcome

    http://scopesessions.org/

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    Time

    7 (Thursday) 6:30pm

    Location

    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE

  • 9What’s On Your Mind? Sex Positivity
    Symposium
    12pm - 7pm

    Event Details

    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12 PM – 7 PM, SomoS hosts “What’s On Your Mind? Sex Positivity,” a day long symposium including an immersive art installation, panel discussions and workshops.

    It is organized by WOYM (What’s On Your Mind), an organization that focuses on the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. Its inaugural event series consists of four symposia geared towards artists and creatives. The series is designed as a creative platform to empower diverse perspectives, exploring the theme “Artist as Human” through participatory events.

    What’s On Your Mind? Sex Positivity

    In the hyper-liberal setting of Berlin where anything goes, the symposium explores other practices of sex, the insecure, the ephemeral, the loving, the practical, camwork, the not being into sex at all?

    The greater context of sexuality is that we are not only artists and creators; above all, we are humans — humans with a multi-faceted existence. We are ready to discuss the nuances of every corner of our human experience. This event is a conversation about sex from all angles, a tapping into margins, a practice for life.

    WOYM

     

    Schedule:

    12 noon: Space opens
    1pm: Mindful meditation
    1:30pm: Panel Discussion with Gia Jones, Áine Kavanagh, Indie McCue, Juliane Mueller, Santiago Pastor
    3:30pm: Lunch
    4pm: Workshops feat. Osmos Studio, Juliane Mueller, Victor Pineda


    Full Info & RSVP: https://woym.de


    SomoS is wheelchair accessible, if you have specific requirements or questions regarding accessibility please get in touch at lilo@woym.de and we will sort things out.


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    9 (Saturday) 12pm - 7pm

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    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE

  • 20 - 27Berry Kim – B E R R Y L I N
    Solo Exhibition

    Event Details

    SomoS is delighted to present “B E R R Y L I N,” the solo exhibition by Artist-in-Residence Berry Kim (South Korea), in which she reinterprets the visual and textual language of Berlin using a fresh gaze and lots of humor.

    Young Korean artist Berrry Kim posing in her painted environment.

    Berry Kim’s B E R R Y L I N is a liberated realm freed from the pressures and expectations of South Korean society, yet, like Berry’s earlier work, still heavily based on the reinterpretation of urban life and consumer culture. A bright pop-culture world that playfully but not uncritically re-imagines the commercial and materialistic everyday goings-on of fashion, beauty, street life, art, and nightlife, B E R R Y L I N is a one-of-a-kind romp through a fantastical world, inspired by her time living in Berlin. Characters, landmarks, city streets, labels, brands and signs are animated and take on new meanings, and influences as extensive as 19th Century German iconography and art history, the Weimar Republic, to modern day club culture and computer games are channeled into witty, absurdist and irreverent artworks.

    Berry’s immersive installation consists of mixed-media works, painting, drawings, large scale fabric prints, objects, and wearable art – in between subversive department store, delirious apartment, and Wunderkammer, it parodies our hyper image/status-focused society.

    About Berry Kim

    Young Korean artist Berry Kim surrounded by her drawings in her SomoS Berlin atelier.
    Berry Kim in her SomoS atelier, Berlin, March 2019.
    Berry Kim received a Bachelor degree in Communication Design at SADI Korea, and a Masters in Illustration at London’s Kingston University in 2016. She received the Art 369 Award (Bronze) in 2016, was the Asyaff 2017 and 2018 artist, and was nominated by Rapp auction in 2018. Berry’s works have been displayed at the Tokyo Design Festa 2017, Seoul Design Festival 2017, Pink Art Fair 2018, and Seoul Illustration Fair 2018. She had a solo exhibition at the Gallery ILHO in 2018, and has participated in a number of group exhibitions, such as Different Gallery in London (Kingston MA Illustration) in 2015, USOME Exhibition in 2016, CHIKA CHIKA ‘RED VACATION’ in 2016, Art Marker ‘KIDULT LAND’ 국립현대미술관 전시 in 2016, Gallery Point ‘CHIKA CHIKA’ in 2016, Red vacation exhibition in 유로아트 센터 in 2016, ‘CHIKA CHIKA’ in Namsan Animation Center in 2017, Spantastic Place exhibition in warm kitchen in 2017, Gallery COSO illustration exhibition in 2018, and Spantastic World in Baram coffee in 2018.

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    Opening Reception: March 19, 2019, 6-9pm
    Open March 20 – 27, Tue-Sa, 2-7pm
    Entry free
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    Time

    20 (Wednesday) - 27 (Wednesday)

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    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE